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Statue of Amun

Tutankhamun Period God Amun

This statue of Amun is is a fragment of the figure of the god Amun, belonging to the group sculpture, commemorating the act of coronation. The composition showed the god sitting on the throne, touching the crown on the head of the ruler kneeling in front of him, entrusting him with the gesture of ruling over the Egyptian land.

This statue was found at  The Karnak Temple Complex, which comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings in Egypt. The area around Karnak was the ancient Egyptian Ipet-isut (“The Most Selected of Places”) and the principal place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty Theban Triad with the god Amun as its head. It is part of the monumental city of Thebes.

Statue of Amon:

  • Title:                          Statue of Amun
  • Date:                         1333 – 1323 BC (18th dynasty, Tutankhamun Period)
  • Found:                      Egypt
  • Dimensions:            68 × 40.5 cm (26.8 × 15.9 in)
  • Material:                  Syenite
  • Museum:                 National Museum, Warsaw


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Photo Credit:  By Anonymous (Egypt) (Own work (BurgererSF)) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons