Head of a king

Only the head survives of this carved statue of a king. If you look at the top of the head, you can see the remains of a rearing cobra, uraeus, above the forehead that indicates this is a royal figure. 

The mature, realistic features point to a date for the statue in the late in the Twelfth Dynasty. This is probably king Amenemhet III who reigned for about 45 years and was famous for his building programs in the Fayum area of Egypt, including the construction of his pyramid at Hawara.

  • Catalogue no: UC14363

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