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Colossal limestone bust of Amenhotep III From the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III, Thebes, Egypt. 18th Dynasty, about 1350 BC. Amenhotep III commissioned hundreds of sculptures for his mortuary temple on the west bank of the Nile at Thebes, though the precise original location of most of them is not known. They included not only figures of the king but also a large range of animal sculptures in a variety of stones.

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Colossal limestone bust of Amenhotep III From the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III, Thebes, Egypt. 18th Dynasty, about 1350 BC. Amenhotep III commissioned hundreds of sculptures for his mortuary temple on the west bank of the Nile at Thebes, though the precise original location of most of them is not known. They included not only figures of the king but also a large range of animal sculptures in a variety of stones.