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Head of Amenhotep II
Sculpture
New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII, reign of Amenhotep II (1426-1400 B.C.)
Green basalt

In this very fine piece, the ruler is wearing the White Crown that symbolizes Upper Egypt; on the front is the uraeus, the image of the sacred asp, symbol of sovereignty. This head comes from a small statue of the Dynasty XVIII pharaoh seated on a throne and dressed for the Sed (the royal jubilee), his hands crossed over his chest, holding a scourge and a curved scepter (the heqa).

Inventory: Inv. MB 19

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