Relief of princess Merytaten

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


Findspot: Egypt, Tell el Amarna (Akhetaten)

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 10 x 8 x 7 cm (3 15/16 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

36.562

Medium or Technique

Quartzite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This quartzite fragment bears a figure in sunk relief depicting the torso of a princess, facing left. Preserved are her back, up-raised arm, side-lock, and a section of her robe. The vertical line of inscription identifies her as”Merytaten, born of the Royal Wife.” The left face of the fragment is finished indicating that it was from the end of a block.

Provenance

From Tell el Amarna. 1891-2: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the University College, London at EEF general meeting; 1936: given to the MFA by University College, London.

(Accession date: October 8, 1936)

Credit Line

Gift of University College, London