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Relief of Amun, Ahmose-Nefertari, and King Amunhotep I

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor
This private stela depicts Queen Ahmose- Nefertari with her son—the second king of the Eighteenth Dynasty—Amunhotep I, and the god Amun seated. 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 the Eighteenth Dynasty 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, pigment
  • Possible Place Collected: Thebes
  • 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)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in 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
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    CAPTION Relief of Amun, Ahmose-Nefertari, and King Amunhotep I, ca. 1295-1185 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.86.226.25_wwgA-2.jpg)
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery A-2 installation, CUR.86.226.25_wwgA-2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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