Statue of Thutmose III
Calcite. Deir el-Medina. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty (1504-1452 BCE).
The pharaoh kneels, offering liquid in the jars he holds to the god Amun, identified in the inscription on the back. Despite the small size of the statue and the king's humble pose, it was Thutmose III who extended Egypt's borders and built one of the most powerful empires in the Ancient Near East.