This relief was discovered in the Sanctuary area of the Great Aten Temple at Amarna. In the upper register are chariots with their spirited horses held in check by grooms. Scenes of waiting chariots flanked depictions of the royal family inside the temple worshipping the Aten: the family had driven to the temple in their chariots, and left the restless horses to await their return after worshipping. The register below depicts various attendant groups also waiting outside the temple for the return of the royal family.
Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society at Amarna, received in the division of finds. Donated to the Metropolitan Museum by the Egypt Exploration Society and Mrs. Fahnestock Campbell, 1927. probably from the most eastern of the groups of buildings erected within the large temenos
Phillips, Dorothy W. 1942. Ancient Egyptian Animals, Picture Books (Metropolitan Museum of Art), New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, fig. 41.