Back pillar fragment (?), Aten and Akhenaten named
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
reign of Akhenaten
ca. 1353–1336 B.C.
From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Amarna (Akhetaten), Great Temple of the Aten, pit outside southern wall, Petrie/Carter excavations, 1891–92
H. 14.5 × W. 10 × D. 12 cm (5 11/16 × 3 15/16 × 4 3/4 in.); side edge of b.p. 4.5 cm before narrowing further, with rebate distance on either side of about 1.3 (p.l) -1.5(p.r.) cm to create a b.p. about 10 cm total width at its beginning (whole thing inclines so as to narrow toward statue)
Excavated at Amarna by Petrie and Carter 1891-2. Received by Lord Amherst in the division of finds. Purchased by Joseph Altounian, Paris, at Sotheby's, London, 1921. Purchased by the museum from Mme. Altounian-Lorbet, 1957.