Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Balustrade newel post

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. 5.5 × W. (front) 2.7 × D. (side) 6.5 cm (2 3/16 × 1 1/16 × 2 9/16 in.); column line on front and side: 2 cm (13/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1921
Accession Number:
21.9.530
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
Excavated at Amarna by Petrie and Carter 1891–92. Received by Lord Amherst in the division of finds. Purchased by the Museum at Sotheby's, London (Amherst sale), 1921.

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