COLOSSI OF MEMNON
Dynasty XVIII, c. 1360 B.C.
Egyptian sculpture is as monumental as its architecture. These two sculptures, each carved out of a single block of stone, are about seventy feet high. They represent Amenhotep III and were placed at the entrance to his mortuary temple. Notice the small figure of his wife on the left-hand statue; his mother has a similar place on the right-hand statue. The juxtaposition of different scales is a common practice in Egyptian art.