Father of the famed “heretic Pharaoh,” Akhenaten, and grandfather to the famous King Tut, Amenhotep III was one of Kemet's (Egypt’s) greatest Neswet's "nswt-bjtj" (Pharaohs) and the most successful of the 18th Dynasty.
The facial features of this head of Amenhotep III show his highly arched brows, elongated almond-shaped eyes, and full, sharply outlined lips. The Blue Crown (called the khepresh) was apparently the king's preferred royal headdress and is worn by him in many of his statues and reliefs.
Title: Amenhotep III in the Blue Crown
Period: New Kingdom
Dynasty: Dynasty 18
Reign: reign of Amenhotep III
Date: ca. 1390–1352 B.C.
Geography: Possibly from Memphite Region; From Egypt
Dimensions: h. 35 cm (13 3/4 in); face only: h. 12.8 cm (5 1/16 in); w. 12.6 cm (4 15/16 in)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1956
Accession Number: 56.138