The Lord of crowning's, Amenhotep

Amenhotep III is seated on a throne in front of the palace, facing right. The blue crown (the Khepresh) on his head is crowned with a solar disc between two uraei cobras, each encircled by the Shen ring. He wields the crook and flail, pharaonic symbols of authority, in one hand, and the ankh, a symbol of life, in the other. He has a usekh necklace on his neck and bracelets on his arms and wrists. His long white skirt has a thick belt around the waist.

Tiy, his great royal wife, stands behind him, dressed in a magnificent white gown with a long crimson sash knotted around her waist. Her head has a base on which two tall straight feathers are attached. She also wears a double urus headband. She also possesses a flail in her left hand; the diminutive size of her arm may be owing to a lack of space in which to exhibit it more organically. Her other arm is parallel to her torso, and she holds an ankh cross and a lotus flower in her hand. The royal pair is represented in front of an Ameneminet, which is positioned on a kind of pedestal. Ameneminet is depicted wearing a long skirt with a ribbon over his shoulder for support. He has a shaven head and wears the usekh necklace. There is a stand between him and the king on which offerings are placed, and over which Ameneminet pours a stream of purifying water from a flask held in his right hand. He is holding a censer with his other hand. A giant yellow text rectangle appears above his head, with the following message written in colourful hieroglyphs.

Object Details

The Lord of crowning’s, Amenhotep

New Kingdom

Dynasty 18, Reigns of Amenhotep III 

1386 to 1353 BC

Egypt, Luxor, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna

Tomb of Ameneminet (TT277)