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Column fragment with a cartouche

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Careved with flutes that imitate bound reeds, this column is decorated with a crossband on which is incised the cartouche of queen Nefer-neferuw-aten, Nefertiti. The cartouche is executed in raised relief, and the hieroglyphs are incised. The stalks were originally painted yellow with traces...

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Provenance

Tell el-Amarna

Credit Line

Gift of University College, London

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

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Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 23.5 x 12.5 cm (9 1/4 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.36.97

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Columns and capitals