Talatat: palace scene featuring the window of appearances

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: 23.8 x 52.9 x 3.3 cm (9 3/8 x 20 13/16 x 1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.427

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Relief

Limestone talatat showing the Window of Appearances, a pillared portico, and an entrance gate. With mount.

Provenance

From Hermopolis (originally from el-Amarna). Between 1929 and 1939, excavated by the Deutsche Hermopolis-Expedition (Roeder, Amarna Reliefs, no. 127). By 1963, Jean Vinchon & Cie., Paris; 1963, sold by Jean Vinchon to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 20, 1963)

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund