Talatat: column with ducks

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
1353–1336 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Hermopolis; Object Place: Egypt, el-Amarna (Akhetaten)

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 22.5 x 53 x 3 cm (8 7/8 x 20 7/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.320

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Talatat depicting an Amarna kiosk, in which ducks are suspended by their tails from the top of a column supporting the kiosk.

Provenance

From Hermopolis (originally from el-Amarna). Excavated by the Deutschen Hermopolis-Expedition between 1929 and 1939 (Roeder, Amarna Reliefs, no. 125); by 1962: with Michel Abemayor; 1962: purchased by the MFA from Michel Abemayor, April 11, 1962.

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund