Ancient Egyptian Portrait & Standing Statues Photos

Ancient Egyptian portraits were made to memorialize a Pharoh or person. As sculpture, these static carvings tend to work as art only when viewed from the front or sides. The Egyptians, unlike the Greeks, did not invent a way to represent a 3-D space which was dynamic when views diagonally.

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Ancient Egyptian statue of a King with god Horus at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Limestone statue of Germa at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. San Jose, CA.Egyptian granite carving of district governor Methen from Saqqara at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Family group of Sabu, wife Meritites & son Iseb of painted limestone at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.
Ancient Egyptian statue of a King with god Horus at Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna, Austria.Limestone statue of Germa (Dynasty 25 - c760-656 BCE) at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. San Jose, CA.Egyptian granite carving of district governor Methen (c2600 BCE) (Old Kingdom, 4th Dynasty) from Saqqara at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Family group of Sabu, wife Meritites & son Iseb of painted limestone (5th Dynasty - c2400 BCE) at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.
Granite sphinx from Tanis inscribed with names of king Amenemhat II (1898-1866 BCE, Merenptah & Shoshenq I at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Seated figure of physician Sesheshen-sa-Hathor of granite from Ezbet Rushdi at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Upper half of seated figure of Pharaoh Amenemhat III of limestone from Fayum? at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Maned sphinx of Pharaoh Amenemhat III of limestone at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.
Granite sphinx from Tanis inscribed with names of king Amenemhat II (1898-1866 BCE, Merenptah (1213-1203 BCE) & Shoshenq I (945-924 BCE)at Louvre Museum. Paris, France.Seated figure of physician Sesheshen-sa-Hathor of granite (12th Dynasty - c1880 BCE) from Ezbet Rushdi at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Upper half of seated figure of Pharaoh Amenemhat III of limestone (12th Dynasty - c1880 BCE) from Fayum? at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Maned sphinx of Pharaoh Amenemhat III of limestone (12th Dynasty - c1880 BCE) at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.
Head from sphinx of pharaoh Sesostris III of granite at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Egyptian stone statues of Sa-Iset & Samut holding stelae with prayers to the sungod from Thebes West at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian stone statue of Mentechenu, chief of royal guard from Thebes Karnak at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian stone & wood statue of scribe & baboon-shaped god Thot at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Head from sphinx of pharaoh Sesostris III of granite (12th Dynasty - c1870 BCE) at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Egyptian stone statues of Sa-Iset & Samut holding stelae with prayers to the sungod (c1500-1400 BCE) (New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty) from Thebes West at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian stone statue of Mentechenu, chief of royal guard (c1450-1425 BCE) (New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty) from Thebes Karnak at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian stone & wood statue of scribe & baboon-shaped god Thot (c1450-1280 BCE) (New Kingdom, 18th-19th Dynasty) at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Egyptian stone statue of priest Sen-nefer at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Front view of bust of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti taken a Egyptian Museum in 2002, now moved to Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Side view of bust of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti taken a Egyptian Museum in 2002, now moved to Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Kneeling figure of Royal Scribe Rekhmire holding symbol of goddess Hathor of quartzite from Koptos at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.
Egyptian stone statue of priest Sen-nefer (c1360 BCE) (New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty) at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Front view of bust of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti (c1360 BCE) taken a Egyptian Museum in 2002, now moved to Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Side view of bust of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti (c1360 BCE) taken a Egyptian Museum in 2002, now moved to Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Kneeling figure of Royal Scribe Rekhmire holding symbol of goddess Hathor of quartzite (18th Dynasty - c1400 BCE) from Koptos at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.
Block statue of High Priest of Amun Bakenkhonsu of limestone from Thebes Karnack at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Head of statue of Thutmose IV with Blue Crown of steatite from West Thebes at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Kneeling figure of architect Senenmut holding symbol of goddess Hathor of granite from Armant at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Head from statue of daughter of Pharaoh Akhenaten of quartzite at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.
Block statue of High Priest of Amun Bakenkhonsu of limestone (18th Dynasty - c1320 BCE, altered c1220 BCE) from Thebes Karnack at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Head of statue of Thutmose IV with Blue Crown of steatite (18th Dynasty - c1380 BCE) from West Thebes at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Kneeling figure of architect Senenmut holding symbol of goddess Hathor of granite (18th Dynasty - c1470 BCE) from Armant at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Head from statue of daughter of Pharaoh Akhenaten of quartzite (18th Dynasty - c1345 BCE) at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.
Egyptian carved wood head of queen Tiy with double feather crown decorated with gold, silver, etc. from Medinet el-Ghurob at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian carved wood head of queen Tiy with double feather crown decorated with gold, silver, etc. from Medinet el-Ghurob at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian stone statue of Setau holding stela at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Seated figure of priest Neye & his mother Mutnofret of limestone from West Thebes at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.
Egyptian carved wood head of queen Tiy with double feather crown decorated with gold, silver, etc. (c1355 BCE) (New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty) from Medinet el-Ghurob at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian carved wood head of queen Tiy with double feather crown decorated with gold, silver, etc. (c1355 BCE) (New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty) from Medinet el-Ghurob at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian stone statue of Setau holding stela (c1260 BCE) (New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty) at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Seated figure of priest Neye & his mother Mutnofret of limestone (19th Dynasty - c1250 BCE) from West Thebes at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.
Egyptian stone statue of family group at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Collection of ancient Egyptian heads & figures at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Upper half of seated King Ramses II holding crook & flail of sandstone from Nubia at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Unfinished head of rose granite at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.
Egyptian stone statue of family group (c1250-1200 BCE) (New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty) at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Collection of ancient Egyptian heads & figures at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Upper half of seated King Ramses II holding crook & flail of sandstone (19th Dynasty - c1240 BCE) from Nubia at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Unfinished head of rose granite (3rd Dynasty - 2700-2600 BCE) at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.
Figure of servant grinding flour of Limestone at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Statue of Pharaoh Ramses II with diminutive wife at Temple of Karnak. Egypt.Great Temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel which was taken apart & moved to higher ground because of Aswan dam flooding. Egypt.Carved Pharaoh with small scale wife on face of Great Temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel. Egypt.
Figure of servant grinding flour of Limestone (6th Dynasty - c2250 BCE) at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Statue of Pharaoh Ramses II with diminutive wife at Temple of Karnak. Egypt.Great Temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel (13thC BCE) which was taken apart & moved to higher ground because of Aswan dam flooding. Egypt.Carved Pharaoh with small scale wife on face of Great Temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel. Egypt.
Sculpted Pharaoh & queen with hieroglyphics on Small Temple of Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel. Egypt.Ancient Egyptian pair statue of King Mycerinus & Queen Kha-merer-nebty II at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Ancient Egyptian triad statue of King Mycerinus & two gods including Hathor with sun disk & cow's horns at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Ancient Egyptian statue of King Mycerinus at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Sculpted Pharaoh & queen with hieroglyphics on Small Temple of Queen Nefertari (13thC BCE) at Abu Simbel. Egypt.Ancient Egyptian pair statue of King Mycerinus & Queen Kha-merer-nebty II (2548-2530 BCE) at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Ancient Egyptian triad statue of King Mycerinus & two gods including Hathor with sun disk & cow's horns (2548-2530 BCE) at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Ancient Egyptian statue of King Mycerinus (2548-2530 BCE) at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Ancient Egyptian column capital with face of goddess Bat from Bubastis at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Egyptian statue of Metjetji probably from Saqqara at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Egyptian pair statue of Nebsen & Nebet-ta probably from Dahamsha at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Striding Statue of Minnefer Egyptian late Old Kingdom, Late Dynasty 5 from Giza at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Ancient Egyptian column capital with face of goddess Bat (1279-1212 BCE) from Bubastis at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Egyptian statue of Metjetji (c2371-2288 BCE / Dynasty 5- 6) probably from Saqqara at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Egyptian pair statue of Nebsen & Nebet-ta (c1400-1352 BCE / Dynasty 18) probably from Dahamsha at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Striding Statue of Minnefer (2377-2311 BCE) Egyptian late Old Kingdom, Late Dynasty 5 from Giza at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.
Terracotta statuette of serving girl Egyptian New Kingdom, Late Dynasty 18-19 at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Egyptian limestone statue of Nehebut-Kai at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Egyptian granodiorite statue of Sekhmet at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Portrait statue of Pharaoh Amenhotep II from Karnak, Egypt at Kimbell Art Museum. Fort Worth, TX.
Terracotta statuette of serving girl (1323-1186 BCE) Egyptian New Kingdom, Late Dynasty 18-19 at Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH.Egyptian limestone statue of Nehebut-Kai (c2613-2494 BCE, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4) at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Egyptian granodiorite statue of Sekhmet (c1390-1352 BCE, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III) at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Portrait statue of Pharaoh Amenhotep II (c1400 BCE & recarved c1250 BCE) from Karnak, Egypt at Kimbell Art Museum. Fort Worth, TX.
Egyptian bronze statue of Meres-Amun at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian bronze statues of two Kushite kings at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian stone head of king Amasis from Saïs at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian stone block statue of chief steward Harua with Hieroglyphics from Thebes at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Egyptian bronze statue of Meres-Amun (c850 BCE) (Third Intermediate, 22nd Dynasty) at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian bronze statues of two Kushite kings (c670 BCE) (Late Period, 25th Dynasty) at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian stone head of king Amasis (c550 BCE) (Late Period, 26th Dynasty) from Saïs at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian stone block statue of chief steward Harua with Hieroglyphics (c500 BCE) (Late Period, 26th Dynasty) from Thebes at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Portrait heads of priest & man at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Egyptian marble head at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Egyptian stone head of official at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Portrait head of man wearing lotus-bud diadem of granite from Dime? at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.
Portrait heads of priest (Ptolemaic Dynasty - 323-30 BCE) & man (4th Dynasty - c2550 BCE) at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Egyptian marble head (c100 BCE / Ptolemaic Dynasty) at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Egyptian stone head of official (c50 BCE / Ptolemaic Dynasty) at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Portrait head of man wearing lotus-bud diadem of granite (Ptolemaic-Roman Dynasty - 1st C BCE) from Dime? at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.
Standing figure of goddess Isis of granite at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Egyptian-style Roman royal statue of marble from Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Egyptian-style Roman statue of Antinous of marble from Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Limestone cippus of Horus at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. San Jose, CA.
Standing figure of goddess Isis of granite (Ptolemaic-Roman Dynasty - 3rd C BCE) at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Egyptian-style Roman royal statue of marble ( c135) from Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Egyptian-style Roman statue of Antinous (a favorite of Emperor Hadrian) of marble ( c135) from Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli at Museum Ägyptischer Kunst. Munich, Germany.Limestone cippus of Horus (Roman period - 30 BCE - 641) at Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. San Jose, CA.

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