Head of Akhenaten

New Kingdom, Amarna Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 121

Among the fragments of statuary discovered in an ancient dump to the south of the Great Aten Temple were two fragments of a head of the king wearing the nemes. A quadrant of the dome of the head is preserved with a narrow slit-like eye and the upper edge of the king's ear, along with a fragment preserving the long lappet of the king's striped nemes headdress hanging down to one side.

Head of Akhenaten, Indurated limestone, red paint

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