Head of a sphinx of Sesostris III
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Egyptian Collection
12th Dyn. Sesostris III, 1878-1843 BC; brought to Vienna in 1893
ÄOS Inv.Nr. 5813
Height 21,9 cm, Width 33,2 cm, Diameter 32,1 cm
The 12th Dynasty was the most important period of the Middle Kingdom. Its founder, Amenemhat I, vizier to the last Mentu-hotep (11th Dynasty), usurped the throne. His greatest challenge was to reintegrate the two parts of the country, Upper and Lower Egypt, which had split and subsequently grown apart during the First Intermediate Period.
"Head of a sphinx of Sesostris III" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;at;25;en
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