Lower Face and Shoulders of Akhenaten
- New Kingdom, Amarna Period
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Akhenaten
- ca. 1353–1336 B.C.
- From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Hermopolis (Ashmunein; Khemenu), Pylon of Ramesses II, foundations level, Deutsche Hermopolis-Expedition 1938; Probably originally from Amarna (Akhetaten)
- Limestone, paint
- H. 21 cm (8 1/4 in); w. 34.5 cm (13 9/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Norbert Schimmel, 1985
- Accession Number:
Not on view
This fragment depicts Akhenaten with the exaggerated but sensitive features characteristic of representations of this king. The full scene would have shown the king worshiping his sole god, the Aten.
This relief is currently on long-term loan to the Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung in Berlin.