Relief with chariots

New Kingdom, Amarna Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 131

This relief was discovered in the Sanctuary area of the Great Aten Temple at Amarna. In the upper register are chariots with their spirited horses held in check by grooms. Scenes of waiting chariots flanked depictions of the royal family inside the temple worshipping the Aten: the family had driven to the temple in their chariots, and left the restless horses to await their return after worshipping. The register below depicts various attendant groups also waiting outside the temple for the return of the royal family.

Relief with chariots, Limestone, paint

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