Relief of Amunhotep I
This raised relief shows Amunhotep I wearing a royal beard and the tall White Crown of Upper Egypt with a royal uraeus-cobra. The fragment comes from one of several chapels that Amunhotep I built within the Karnak Temple for the god Amun. These chapels imitate Middle Kingdom examples erected by Senwosret I of Dynasty 12, approximately four hundred years earlier. Certain features, however—including the curved iris of the eye, a long, curving nose with accentuated nostril, and a raised line around the corner of the mouth—typify Dynasty 18 style.
- Medium: Limestone
- Place Found: Karnak, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1525-1504 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 13 1/2 x 8 x 1 1/4 in. (34.3 x 20.3 x 3.2 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 71.82
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Relief of Amunhotep I, ca. 1525-1504 B.C.E. Limestone, 13 1/2 x 8 x 1 1/4 in. (34.3 x 20.3 x 3.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 71.82. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Relief representation, in creamy-white limestone, of the head of a king facing right. Before his face are the partial remains of a cartouche. Condition: Mended from several pieces.
- Record Completeness: Best (92%)