Colossi of Memnon in Egypt

The Colossi of Memnon are two monumental statues representing Amenhotep III (1386-1353 BCE) of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt. They are located west of the modern city of Luxor and face east looking toward the Nile River. The statues depict the seated king on a throne ornamented with imagery of his mother, his wife, the god Hapy, and other symbolic engravings. The figures rise 60 ft (18 meters) high and weigh 720 tons each; both carved from single blocks of sandstone.

Object Details

Colossi of Memnon in Egypt

Hubert Sattler




oil on canvas

132.5 x 104.5 cm

Collection of Salzburg Museum, Salzburg, Austria