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Lower Face and Shoulders of Akhenaten

Period:
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Akhenaten
Date:
ca. 1353–1336 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Hermopolis (Ashmunein; Khemenu), Pylon of Ramesses II, foundations level, Deutsche Hermopolis-Expedition 1938; Probably originally from Amarna (Akhetaten)
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
H. 21 cm (8 1/4 in); w. 34.5 cm (13 9/16 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.328.3
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.
Excavated by Deutsche Hermopolis Expedition 1938. Norbert Schimmel Collection, by 1964, published and exhibited frequently from that time. Donated to the Museum by Mr. Schimmel, 1985.

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