Author(s): C. Zarnoch, E. Sullivan
Description: This standing dyad originally depicted a striding Amun (left) and his female counterpart, Amunet (right, now completely destroyed). As was typical in New Kingdom statuary, the god has similar facial features to the reigning king (here, Tutankhamen). Amun wears his traditional double plumed crown, while Amunet likely wore a crown topped with an ostrich feather, one of her divine symbols.
Provenance: the court of the 6th pylon
Person: Amun and Amunet, from the reign of Tutankhamen
Date: Dynasty 18, New Kingdom (1336-1327 BCE)
Material: Red sandstone
Dimensions: H: around 6m
Current Location: In situ at Karnak Temple
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Schwaller de Lubicz, R. A. (1999). The temples of Karnak. London, Thames & Hudson. pp. 615-616.