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
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.