Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Torso/Belt of the king with cartouches of the Aten

Period:
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Akhenaten
Date:
ca. 1353–1336 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Amarna (Akhetaten), Great Temple of the Aten, pit outside southern wall, Petrie/Carter excavations, 1891–92
Medium:
Indurated limestone
Dimensions:
H. 11.5 x W. 12 x D. 12 cm; cartouche width 2.4-2.8 cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1921
Accession Number:
21.9.582
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
Excavated at Amarna by Petrie and Carter 1891–92. Received by Lord Amherst in the division of finds. Purchased by the Museum at Sotheby's, London (Amherst sale), 1921.

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