Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Head of Akhenaten

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), Sculptors' workshops in the town, Petrie/Carter excavations, 1891–92
Medium:
Sandstone
Dimensions:
l. 12 cm (4 3/4 in); w. 9.7 cm (3 13/16 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1921
Accession Number:
21.9.17
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. 1959. Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part II: The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675-1080 B.C.). Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 282-283, fig. 171.

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