Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Part of a small block with names of the Aten preserved on opposite sides and names of Akhenaten and Nefertiti on one preserved end

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:
Red quartzite
Dimensions:
H. 8.5 x W. 7.6 x D. 5.5 cm, oriented from most complete Aten cartouche side; cartouche W. 6 cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1921
Accession Number:
21.9.6
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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