Head of Nefertiti from boundary stele

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
1349–1335 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, El-Amarna, Boundary Stele P

Dimensions

Height: 17.6 cm (6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.49

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

Fragment from Boundary Stele P at El-Amarna. It is the face and arm of Nefertiti in sunk relief. She is adoring the sun disk. The surface is worn and pitted.

Provenance

El-Amarna, Boundary Stele P (1). Gift of N. de G. Davies to Dr. Reisner and through him to the Museum. (Accession date: February 1, 1933.)

(1) Cf. Davies, Rock Tombs of El Amarna, V, pp. 25-26 .

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition