Head of an Early Eighteenth Dynasty King
Like the nearby head of King Ahmose, this head comes from a royal statue made at the beginning of Dynasty 18. Here, too, the simplified facial features and smiling little mouth do not represent the king’s likeness, but rather allude to images of earlier great rulers. Because the name on this statue has been lost, the identity of its subject is uncertain. It probably represents Ahmose or his son Amunhotep I, the chief imitators of Middle Kingdom royal style.
- Medium: Sandstone, pigment
- Place Collected: Thebes, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1539-1493 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 28 x 11 x 24 in. (71.1 x 27.9 x 61 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: 37.38E
- Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Head of an Early Eighteenth Dynasty King, ca. 1539-1493 B.C.E. Sandstone, pigment, 28 x 11 x 24 in. (71.1 x 27.9 x 61 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.38E. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (86%)