Volume II Plate 21 - The North Colossus ~ The North Colossus was an image of Amenhotep III. An image of his mother or his wife, Queen Tiy, was carved on opposite sides of the base. The throne depicts two Nile gods winding the papyrus and lotus, symbols of Lower and Upper Egypt, around the hieroglyph for "unite." Ancient Egyptians called this statue "Ruler of Rulers".