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Balustrade fragment with the cartouches of the Aten and Akhenaten

Period:
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Akhenaten
Date:
ca. 1352–1336 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Middle Egypt, Amarna (Akhetaten), Petrie/Carter excavations, 1891–92
Medium:
Granite
Dimensions:
H. 23.2 × W. 12.5 × D. 6.6 cm (9 1/8 × 4 15/16 × 2 5/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Edward S. Harkness, 1921
Accession Number:
21.9.440
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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