Head of an Early Eighteenth Dynasty King
Painted Sandstone, 28 x 11 x 24 in. (71.1 x 27.9 x 61 cm)
New Kingdom, Dynasty XVIII, ca. 1539-1493 B.C.E.
Probably from Thebes
Brooklyn #37.38E , Charles Edwin Wilbour fund
Photo © Joan Lansberry, May 2008-2016
From the info card|
"This head comes from a royal statue made at the beginning of Dynasty 18. The simplified facial features and smiling little mouth do not represent the king's likeness but are meant to recall images of earlier great rulers. Because the name on this statue has been lost, the identity of its subject is uncertain. It probably represents Ahmose or his son Amunhotep I, the chief imitators of the earlier Middle Kingdom style."