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WHA_209JN

Head from a colossal statue of King Amenemhat III. Twelfth Dynasty, about 1830 BC from Bubast. The massive head comes from one of a pair of colossal statues set up in the temple of the cat-goddess Bastet at the city of Bibastis in the Nile delta. It shoes the severe style of the late Twelfth Dynasty, and the striking appearance would have been enhanced by the inlaid eyes originally fitted in the sockets.

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Head from a colossal statue of King Amenemhat III. Twelfth Dynasty, about 1830 BC from Bubast. The massive head comes from one of a pair of colossal statues set up in the temple of the cat-goddess Bastet at the city of Bibastis in the Nile delta. It shoes the severe style of the late Twelfth Dynasty, and the striking appearance would have been enhanced by the inlaid eyes originally fitted in the sockets.