Stela fragment of Amenhotep I

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Relief of Amenhotep I, 18th Dynasty
Abydos(?)
Yellow limestone

Donated by Rev Colin Campbell
Museum number 1966-182

This magnificent example of relief sculpture represents Amenhotep 1st, the son of Ahmose and Queen Ahmose Nefretiti. He is best known for his building projects in the Temple of Karnak in Thebes, where he built a large limestone gateway and a shrine for the god Amun. By the end of his reign the cult of Amun, king of the gods was firmly established at Karnak.

Stela fragment of Amenhotep I
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