Photo by David Finn, Egyptian Sculpture: Cairo and Luxor by Edna R. Russman, © 1989, by permission of the University of Texas Press

The crocodile-headed god Sobek extends the sign of life (ankh) to Pharaoh Amenophis III (1390–1352 B.C.E.), the father of Akhenaten. Unlike his son, Amenophis III worshiped many gods, including Sobek, depicted here in a 9-foot-high alabaster statue, now in the Luxor Museum.