Pyramidion of the pyramid of Amenemhat III

Artefact Details

Gallery number: Central Hall – Ground Floor

Period: Middle Kingdom

Dynasty: 12th Dynasty – (1842-1794 BC)

Size: Height: 140 cm, Max Width: 185 cm

Place of discovery: Dahshur

Material: Basalt

King Amenemhat III built his pyramid at Hawara in Fayum but also a cenotaph in Dahshur where his predecessor Amenemhat II had been buried. The pyramidion was at the top of this structure and is decorated on the east side with a winged sun disk flanked by two uraeus cobras and two eyes over the hieroglyphic text that celebrates the sun god Ra.