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Shelly limestone statue of Amenenhat III

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Shelly limestone statue of Amenenhat III






Head of king Amenemhet III, wearing nemes headdress. Only the shoulders and head are preserved; the base is modern. The statue was found in a private tomb. The facial features are a softer version of the so-called 'realistic portraits' of Senusret III. In this way the ruler was able to promote a visual link to his predecessor.

Field Collection

Aswan, Egypt


length 12 cm
width 14.3 cm


Twelfth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom


circa 1831 B.C. — 1786 B.C.


bequeathed: Raphael, Oscar C. 1946 (Filtered for: Antiquities)


  1. Ricketts, C.
    Head in serpentine of Amenemmes III in the possession of Oscar Raphael, Esq. [page: ]
    Source title: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology (1917)
    [comments: pl.XXXIX and XL]
  2. (1982) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum , Cambridge (Cambs.) : Pevensey Press (1982) Cambridge (Cambs.): Pevensey Press [page: 11]
    [comments: ]
  3. García Castro, J.A.
    [Unknown: Revista de Arqueología 8 [69] (1987)] [page: ]
    Source title: Revista de Arqueología (1987)
    [comments: fig. on p. 53]
  4. Weigall, A.
    Ancient Egyptian works of art [page: 97]
    [comments: ]
  5. (1922) Burlington Fine Arts Club. Catalogue of an Exhibition of Ancient Egyptian Art , London? (1922) London? [page: 77]
    [comments: no.19, pl.5 right]
  6. Polz, Felicitas
    Die Bildnisse Sesostris III und Amenemhets III. Bemerkungen zur koeniglichen Rundplastik der spaeten 12. Dynastie [page: 229-254]
    Source title: Mitteilungen des Deutschen archäologischen Instituts. Abt. Kairo (1995)
    [comments: pl.51b]
  7. Wolf, W.
    Die Kunst Aegyptens; Gestalt und Geschichte [page: 332]
    [comments: fig.271]
  8. (1995) [page: 32]
    [comments: ]
  9. (1895) The Art of Ancient Egypt. A Series of Photographic Plates ... Exhibition of the art of ancient Egypt, at the Burlington Fine Arts Club, in the Summer of 1895 , London? (1895) London? [page: 17 [16]]
    [comments: pl. 10 [51]]
  10. Budge, E.W.
    History of Egypt III [page: 47]
    [comments: ]
  11. Aldred, C.
    Middle Kingdom Art in Ancient Egypt [page: ]
    [comments: pl.69]
  12. Bourriau, J.D.
    (1988) Pharaohs and mortals; Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom , Cambridge (Cambs.) (1988) Cambridge (Cambs.) [page: ]
    [comments: ]
  13. (1917) Sotheby's Sale Catalogue, 12 November 1917 (1917) [page: ]
    [comments: pl. 1]
  14. (1960) The Cambridge ancient history (1960) [page: ]
    [comments: pl. I and fig on p. 87[a]]
  15. Winter, C.
    (1958) The Fitzwilliam Museum; an illustrated survey (1958) [page: ]
    [comments: pl.5]
  16. Royal Academy, Arts Council
    (1962) 5,000 Years of Egyptian art (1962) [page: 17 [46]]
    [comments: ]
  17. (1967) London?: Spring Books [page: 36-37]
    [comments: pl. 18]
  18. (1971) Handbook to the Fitzwilliam Museum , Cambridge (Cambs.) (1971) Cambridge (Cambs.) [page: 10]
    [comments: pl. 2, upper left]
  19. Vandersleyen, Claude
    [Unknown: BSFE 72 (1975)] [page: ]
    Source title: Bulletin de la Société française d'égyptologie (1975)
    [comments: fig. on p. 11]
  20. Hall, R.M.
    Lord Grenfell: an Amateur Egyptologist [page: 127]
    Source title: Apollo (1984)
    [comments: fig. 9]
  21. Hall, R.M.
    [Unknown: Egyptian Bulletin 15 (1985)] [page: 22-23]
    Source title: The Egyptian Bulletin (December 1985)
    [comments: ]
  22. Bourriau, J.D.
    [Unknown: Apollo 1988] [page: 273]
    Source title: Apollo (1988)
    [comments: fig. 3]
  23. Baines, J.R.
    On the Status and Purposes of Ancient Egyptian Art [page: 80]
    Source title: Cambridge Archaeological Journal (1994)
    [comments: fig. 11]
  24. Grimal, Nicolas
    (1992) A history of ancient Egypt , Oxford : Blackwell (1992) Oxford: Blackwell [page: ]
    [comments: pl. 12]
  25. Robins, G.
    (2000) The art of ancient Egypt , London? : British Museum (2000) London?: British Museum [page: 113]
    [comments: fig. 121]
  26. Malek, Jaromír
    Porter, Bertha
    Moss, Rosalind
    (1999) Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, statues, reliefs and paintings. Vol. 8, Objects of provenance not known. Part 1, Royal statues. Private statues (Predynastic to Dynasty XVII) , Oxford : Griffith Institute (1999) Oxford: Griffith Institute [page: 27]


shelly limestone

Accession Number

E.2.1946 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 61606; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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