Head of Akhenaton

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


Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 16 x 20 x 2.5 cm (6 5/16 x 7 7/8 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

63.1050

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

The head of king Akhenaton is executed in sunken relief on this sandstone fragment. He is shown in profile, facing the right, with his arms raised in a position of worship. The rays of solar disk, the Aten are pointing towards his face, holding ankhs, the symbol of life. The block has been broken and mended, and the surface is scratched and worn.

Provenance

By 1963, Wunderman Foundation in New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Wunderman Foundation, New York