Talatat: bowing woman

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


Findspot: Egypt, Hermopolis, originally from el-Amarna

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 23 x 53 x 3.5 cm (9 1/16 x 20 7/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

62.501

Medium or Technique

Limestone

On View

Egyptian New Kingdom Gallery (Gallery 210)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

A woman kneels in prostration in the wake of the king.

Provenance

Hermopolis (originally from el-Amarna). Excavated by the Deutschen Hermopolis-Expedition between 1929 and 1939 (Roeder, Amarna Reliefs, no. PC 45); 1962: given to the MFA by the Schimmel Foundation, New York, May 9, 1962.

Credit Line

Gift of Schimmel Foundation, in honor of William Stevenson Smith