Fragment of Relief Representation of Amun, Ahmes-Nefertari and King Amunhotep I
This private stela depicts Queen Ahmose-Nefertari with her son—the second king of Dynasty 18—Amunhotep I, and a seated image of the god Amun. Ahmose-Nefertari held the important title of God’s Wife of Amun. Because Amun was believed to be the father of the ruling pharaoh, Amunhotep I and his mother comprised the god’s earthly family.
Both Ahmose-Nefertari and Amunhotep I were widely worshipped at Thebes in Dynasty 18 and for many centuries thereafter. So popular was a festival dedicated to Amunhotep I that the seventh month was named for it in both Coptic and Arabic.
- Medium: Limestone, painted
- Possible Place Collected: Thebes, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1295-1185 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XIX Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 30 13/16 x 24 1/8 x 2 7/16 in. (78.3 x 61.2 x 6.2 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: 86.226.25
- Credit Line: Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Fragment of Relief Representation of Amun, Ahmes-Nefertari and King Amunhotep I, ca. 1295-1185 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 30 13/16 x 24 1/8 x 2 7/16 in. (78.3 x 61.2 x 6.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.226.25. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Best (82%)