Right eye and brow from head of king in the 'blue' crown

New Kingdom, Amarna Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 121

A narrowed banded eye evoking a trance-like gaze is preserved on this fragment of a statuary. The fragment is carved in the indurated limestone that is so characteristic of the Amarna temples. From the fragment it is not possible to say whether Akhenaten or Nefertiti is actually represented, and often even much larger fragments pose problems of identification since the king and queen were closely twinned.

Link to a blog about stoneworking in ancient Egypt
Hidden Secrets of Ancient Egyptian Technology

Right eye and brow from head of king in the 'blue' crown, Indurated limestone

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