Talatat: houses on a canal
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten
Findspot: Egypt, Hermopolis; Object Place: Egypt, el-Amarna (Akhetaten)
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.)
Medium or Technique
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Limestone talatat depicting two houses; the individual rooms and their contents are shown, as well as the activities of the occupants.
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.
Charles Amos Cummings Bequest Fund