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Male and Female Attendants

Period:
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Akhenaten
Date:
ca. 1353–1336 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt; Probably from Middle Egypt, Hermopolis (Ashmunein; Khemenu); Probably originally from Amarna (Akhetaten)
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
H. 23 cm (9 1/16 in); w. 54 cm (21 1/4 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.328.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 121
This relief, showing both male and female attendants, is an excellent example of the exaggerated softness and grace with which the human body was portrayed in the art of the Amarna Period. The slender, elongated limbs, the wide hips and thighs of the women, and the bulging bellies of the men are characteristic of the Amarna style.
Norbert Schimmel Collection, by 1964, published and exhibited frequently from that time. Donated to the Museum by Mr. Schimmel, 1985.

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