Amunhotep III (Part 2).
In his first year of power (1400 – 1399 BCE), Amunhotep III began a whole string of projects. Guided by his mother Mutemwia, the new king commissioned new monuments, quarrying efforts, and even undertook a great hunt. Twelve months of intense activity: all things considered, the reign began quite well…
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Statue of Thoth commissioned by Amunhotep, Hermopolis/Ashmunein (1 World Tours).
Mutemwia (left) and Amunhotep III in the kiosk of his coronation (The Met)
A statue of Mut-em-wia, carved to represent Mut (seated) in her Barge/Barque. A “rebus,” or object conveying a symbol/word, this statue literally means “Mut in Her Boat,” like the name of the Queen (British Museum).
Quarries worked by Amunhotep III’s workers (Nishimoto, 2002).
The record of Amunhotep’s bull hunt (Cleveland).
Lawrence Michael Berman, The Art of Amenhotep III, 1990.
David O’Connor & Eric Cline, Amenhotep III: Perspectives on His Reign, 1997.
Aidan Dodson, Amarna Sunrise, 2014.
Arielle P. Kozloff, Egypt’s Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep III and His World, 1992.
Arielle P. Kozloff, Amenhotep III: Egypt’s Radiant Pharaoh, 2012.
Shin-Ichi Nishimoto, “Hieratic Inscriptions from the Quarry at Qurna: an interim Report,” British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan (2002). British Museum.