Stele fragment with sun rays

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


Findspot: Egypt, Tell el-Amarna, Number 52

Dimensions

Height x width: 16 x 9.2 cm (6 5/16 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.660

Medium or Technique

Granite

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Stele

It is carved in sunk relief. The obverse shows a royal head, the face of which is destroyed. Part of an upper arm and shoulder also remain. The reverse shows sun-rays extending in six bands.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Tell-el-Amarna, Season 1936, No. 52

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Society by subscription