Talatat: palace interior

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


Findspot: Egypt, Hermopolis

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 23 x 43 x 3.5 cm (9 1/16 x 16 15/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1997.98

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

This limestone talatat shows a bedroom, bath and portico of the palace. A bed, wash basin, and tables of food and drink are among the objects depicted within the rooms. With mount.

Provenance

From Hermopolis, originally from el-Amarna. Between 1929 and 1939, excavated by the Deutsche Hermopolis-Expedition (Roeder, Amarna Reliefs, no. 125). By 1969, private collection. May 30, 1997, anonymous sale (Antiquities), Christie's, New York, lot 37, sold to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 25, 1997)

Credit Line

Marilyn M. Simpson Fund