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Shelly limestone statue of Amenenhat III: E.2.1946

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Shelly limestone statue of Amenenhat III


Head of king Amenemhet III, wearing nemes headdress. Only the shoulders and head are preserved; the base is modern. The statue was found in a private tomb. The facial features are a softer version of the so-called 'realistic portraits' of Senusret III. In this way the ruler was able to promote a visual link to his predecessor.

Measurements and weight

Length: 12 cm
Width: 14.3 cm

Find spot

  • Aswan, Egypt

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1946) by Raphael, Oscar C.


Twelfth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom
Circa -1831 - Circa -1786

Materials used in production

Shelly limestone

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.2.1946
Primary reference Number: 61606
Oldadmincategory: SU
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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