Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Tablet with cartouches of Aten, Akhenaten and Nefertiti

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), Petrie/Carter excavations, 1891–92
Medium:
yellow quartzite
Dimensions:
H. 13.7 × W. 13.5 × D. 5.8 cm (5 3/8 × 5 5/16 × 2 5/16 in.); estimated Aten cartouche: W. 5.7 cm (2 1/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1921
Accession Number:
21.9.5
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.

Hayes, William C. 1953. Scepter of Egypt I: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part I: From the Earliest Times to the End of the Middle Kingdom. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 112.

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