Chest of Akhenaten
- New Kingdom, Amarna Period
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Akhenaten
- ca. 1352–1336 B.C.
- From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Amarna (Akhetaten), Great Temple of the Aten, pit outside southern wall, Petrie/Carter excavations, 1891–92
- Indurated limestone
- H. as mounted 23.5 x W. 34 x D. 22 cm; cartouche W. 2 cm
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1921
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Several fragments discovered in excavations at the Great Aten Temple in Amarna were rejoined to form these shoulders and upper chest of Akhenaten. The sharp tendons in the throat and the prominent clavicles are characteristic of the heighted attention to the bony structure of the bodies of members of the royal family. Cartouches of the Aten appear on the king's chest; a third pair would have appeared on his abdomen, and others on each shoulder, and perhaps also on his wrists.