LUXOR MUSEUM – 3 The crocodile god Sobek and the pharaoh Amenhotep III. Calcite. Height – 256.5 cm.New Kingdom – 18th Dynasty. The large statue was found in a shaft at the bottom of a canal in 1967.
Head from one of the large Osiride statues of the heretic king Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV) that were erected at the Aten Temple at Karnak. Discovered in 1926 east of the main Karnak enclosure wall. Sandstone. Height – 64.5 cm. New Kingdom – 18th Dynasty. In one of the finest examples of Egyptian sculpture, the “Napoleon… Continue reading LUXOR MUSEUM – 2
The greatest collection of Egyptian antiquities is, without doubt, that of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It is a place of true discovery and, even after many visits, I continue to make new and delightful discoveries every time I venture into its many galleries.To be sure, the museum can be daunting in the sheer numbers… Continue reading EGYPTIAN MUSEUM