Talatat: houses on a canal

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
1353–1336 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Hermopolis; Object Place: Egypt, el-Amarna (Akhetaten)

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 23.4 x 52.8 x 4 cm (9 3/16 x 20 13/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.962

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Limestone talatat depicting two houses; the individual rooms and their contents are shown, as well as the activities of the occupants.

Provenance

Hermopolis (originally from el-Amarna). Excavated by the Deutschen Hermopolis-Expedition between 1929 and 1939 (Roeder, Amarna Reliefs, no. 116); by 1963: with Jean Vinchon & Cie.; purchased by the MFA from Jean Vinchon & Cie., June 19, 1963.

Credit Line

Charles Amos Cummings Bequest Fund