Head of Akhenaton
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
Height x width x depth: 16 x 20 x 2.5 cm (6 5/16 x 7 7/8 x 1 in.)
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The head of king Akhenaton is executed in sunken relief on this sandstone fragment. He is shown in profile, facing the right, with his arms raised in a position of worship. The rays of solar disk, the Aten are pointing towards his face, holding ankhs, the symbol of life. The block has been broken and mended, and the surface is scratched and worn.
By 1963, Wunderman Foundation in New York.
Gift of Wunderman Foundation, New York