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Statue Head of King Amenhotep II with the
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Statue Head of King Amenhotep II with the "Blue Crown"


Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Credit
Description The khepresh, or "blue crown," appears frequently in royal sculpture of the New Kingdom. The king wore this crown on campaigns or in ceremonial processions. As with all royal headdresses, the coiled, protective uraeus serpent appears at the brow.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
12/20/1939Treatmentrepaired; loss compensation; coated
5/24/1962Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation
9/27/1965Treatmentexamined for loan
12/12/1994Loan Considerationexamined for loan
12/13/1994Examinationexamined for loan
3/17/1997Examinationsurvey
9/14/1998Treatmenttechnical study; cleaned; repaired; loss compensation
Exhibitions
  • The Arts of Man. Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas. 1962.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1913, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1913

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Creator
Period
1427-1401 BC (New Kingdom)
Medium
granodiorite
(Sculpture)
Accession Number
22.229
Measurements
11 7/16 x 8 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. (29 x 21 x 23.5 cm); mount: 5 7/8 x 5 5/8 x 5 5/8 in. (15 x 14.3 x 14.3 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)

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