Fragment of an inscribed balustrade

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
1349–1336 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Tell el-Amarna

Dimensions

Height: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

37.7

Medium or Technique

Travertine (Egyptian alabaster)

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Part of one column inscription. It reads, “Merytaten, born of the King’s Wife, Nefertiti”.

Provenance

From Tell el Amarna, Great Palace. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund;
gift of Egypt Exploration Society through the Hon. Robert Bass

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Society by subscription