Talatat: Relief of Akhenaten

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


Dimensions

Height x length: 17.5 x 52.5 cm (6 7/8 x 20 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.922

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tile

Talatat block. Sandstone fragment of relief from larger scene (joining portions in Munich & Luxor) depicting the jubilee festival of King Akhenaten; this block shows a right-facing Akhenaten (wearing the red crown of Lower Egypt) with the rays of the sun-disk extending down from above; behind him (at left) the top of the queen’s headdress and prostrated courtiers are partially preserved, rendered in smaller scale than the king; parts of two columns of hieroglyphic text are also preserved.

Credit Line

Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund