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Head of a Shabti 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:
Quartzite
Dimensions:
H. 5.5 cm (2 3/16 in); w. 5 cm (1 15/16 in)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.118.28
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
This head of a shabti is easily identified as Akhenaten by the shape of the face and by the "khat" headdress. The original shabti would have been similar to 1982.50.
Formerly collection of Walter C. Baker, by 1947. Bequeathed to the Museum by Mr. Baker, 1972

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