Head of a queen

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
1352–1336 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, el-Amarna

Dimensions

Height: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

36.93

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Red granite statue of a queen. It is apparently unfinished. It is broken at the neck and across the crown. There is an incised inscription on the back, of which only lilies remain. There are traces of red at the eyes and left ear. The statue was the left figure of a statue group. The details are worn.

Provenance

From el-Amarna, 1934-5 (found last day of work). Gift of Egypt Exploration Society through Mrs. Gaston Smith & Group

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Society by subscription