Talatat: gazelles in the desert
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
Height x width: 23 x 52 cm (9 1/16 x 20 1/2 in.)
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Stretcher from a talatat carved with a scene of gazelles in the forest with desert foliage.
El-Amarna, found at Hermopolis (Roeder, Amarna Reliefs, pl. 194, no. PC 154). Excavated by the Deutschen Hermopolis-Expedition between 1929 and 1939 (Roeder, Amarna Reliefs, no. PC 154); By 1969:private collection; by 1971: with Heinz Herzer, Munich; 1971: purchased by the MFA from Heinz Herzer, September 15, 1971.
Charles Amos Cummings Fund