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Amenhotep III. Head of a colossal statue, one of a series which decorated the funeral temple at Western Thebes. The statue is carved from Granite and was found in 1957 in his funerary temple at Qurna. In the statue he is wearing the white crown and the urea is on his forehead.  From statue is carved from red granite and the face is 51.5 cms high and the whole head 215 cm.

Amenhotep III  was the son of Thutmosis IV.  He married Tyi, a girl of noble birth, daughter of Yuya and Thuya.  His son was initially called Amenhotep IV but restyled himself as, more famously, as Akhenaten. 

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