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

Medium: Quartzite

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


The facial features of this head of Amenhotep III show the stylistic elements of his later representations: 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.