Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Back pillar of Torso with Aten cartouches

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), Great Temple of the Aten, Pit outside southern wall, Petrie/Carter excavations, 1891–92
Medium:
Indurated limestone
Dimensions:
H. 15.5 × W. 11 × D. 7.5 × Th. 4.2 cm (back pillar left side before narrowing) (6 1/8 × 4 5/16 × 2 15/16 × 1 5/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1957
Accession Number:
57.180.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
Excavated at Amarna by Petrie and Carter 1891-2. Received by Lord Amherst in the division of finds. Purchased by Joseph Altounian, Paris, at Sotheby's, London, 1921. Purchased by the museum from Mme. Altounian-Lorbet, 1957.

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