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Relief Fragments Depicting a Court Scene

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, Hermopolis (Ashmunein; Khemenu); Probably originally from Amarna (Akhetaten)
Medium:
Limestone, paint
Dimensions:
H. 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in); w. 53.3 cm (21 in)
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.328.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 121
At the left of this block, the elbow of a royal figure and the curved back of a throne are visible. The royal figure is seated beneath a kiosk or pavilion, one pillar of which is visible, decorated with birds and plants. At the right is a woman, probably one of the princesses, stands behind the kiosk.
Norbert Schimmel Collection, by 1964, published and exhibited frequently from that time. Donated to the Museum by Mr. Schimmel, 1985.

Mertens, Joan, Catharine H. Roehrig, Marsha Hill, Elizabeth J. Milleker, and Oscar White Muscarella 1992. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 49, no. 4 (Spring), New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 57, no. 35.

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