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Amenhotep III's Legacy In The Temple Of Mut

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Any visitor to the precinct of Mut is familiar with two large figures in the Second Court of the Mut Temple: the oversized statue of Sekhmet wearing a diadem of uraei on the west side of the court, and the seated figure of a king on the east. Both were found prone by the Benson and Gourlay expedition and restored. This chapter talks about the royal statue . It argues that its original subject was Amenhotep III, that it was altered and reinscribed in the Ramesside era, and was then changed again, most probably in the 21st Dynasty. The statue is particularly damaged on its proper right. The general statue type, throne shape, and physical features are reminiscent of Amenhotep III, but there is no remaining inscription, and there are many crudely carved details and rough areas that suggest the statue was reworked after its original creation.

Keywords: Amenhotep III; Mut Temple; Ramesside era; Sekhmet



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