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Fragmentary 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:
Limestone (yellow)
Dimensions:
H. 10.5 cm (4 1/8 in)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Fletcher Fund and The Guide Foundation Inc. Gift, 1966
Accession Number:
66.99.106
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
The inscription on this shabti fragment reads: "King of Upper and Lower Egypt, Neferkheperure Waenre, Son of Re, Akhenaten." Akhenaten's shabtis were made from a wide variety of materials including quartzite (see 47.57.2; 66.99.35; 1972.118.28), faience (see 66.99.37), granite (see 1982.50), and limestone as in this example.
Formerly Gallatin Collection (purchased by Mr. Gallatin from Michel Abemayor, 1952). Gallatin Collection purchased by the Metropolitan Museum from Mr. Gallatin's estate, 1966.

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