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Shabti Head of Akhenaten

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, Amarna (Akhetaten)
Medium:
Sandstone
Dimensions:
h. 8.8 cm (3 7/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Fletcher Fund and The Guide Foundation Inc. Gift, 1966
Accession Number:
66.99.36
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
More than two hundred fragmentary shabtis of Akhenaten are known. Judging from the different styles and attributes, these funerary figurines were probably prepared throughout the king's reign.

For other examples of Akhenaten's shabtis, see 47.57.2; 66.99.35, .37, .106; 1972.118.28; 1982.50.
Purchased by Fahim Kouchakji at Mansoor sale, Parke-Bernet Gallery (no. 95, ill. p. 17), Oct. 1947. Sold by Kouchakji to Albert Gallatin, Sept. 1948. Gallatin Collection purchased by the Metropolitan Museum from Mr. Gallatin's estate, 1966.

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