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New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Dynasty 18
reign of Akhenaten to Haremhab
ca. 1353–1336 B.C.
From Egypt
H. 2.2 cm (7/8 in.); W. 1 cm (3/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Gift of Helen Miller Gould, 1910
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 122
During the Amarna Period, the name of the god Aten was written with elaborate epithets and often in two cartouches. At first the epithets included the names of the gods Re-Horakhty and Shu, who were later omitted. This pendant is inscribed with the earlier version of Aten's epithets:
Re-Horakhty who Rejoices in the Horizon
Niv Allon 2016
Formerly in the collection of the Reverend Chauncey Murch (died 1907). Collected between 1883 and 1906 while Murch was a missionary in Egypt. Collection purchased by the Museum from the Murch family with funds provided by Helen Miller Gould, 1910.

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