Column fragment with a cartouche
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
Findspot: Egypt, Tell el-Amarna
Height x width: 23.5 x 12.5 cm (9 1/4 x 4 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Careved with flutes that imitate bound reeds, this column is decorated with a crossband on which is incised the cartouche of queen Nefer-neferuw-aten, Nefertiti. The cartouche is executed in raised relief, and the hieroglyphs are incised. The stalks were originally painted yellow with traces of green piment. The hieroglyphs are blue.
Gift of University College, London