Relief of face of Akhenaton

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
1550–1295 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Tell el-Amarna

Dimensions

Height: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

39.56

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Sandstone relief of the head of Akhenaton. It is in deep sunk relief. Traces of plaster and paint remain. The surface is rough and cracked. A large chunk of sandstone is in the Objects Conservation Lab with their stone samples. This piece was no doubt cut off from the back of this relief.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Tell el Amarna, E.E.S. excavations, season 1934-35.
Acquired by exchange from the Brooklyn Museum

Credit Line

Brooklyn Museum