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Fragment of a column drum featuring the royal family worshipping

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Limestone fragment showing the common scene of the royal family worshipping the Aten. The family procession, consisting of Akhenaten, Nefertiti and Meretaten, would have been shown twice around the column drum.

Provenance

Hermopolis (originally from el-Amarna). Excavated by the Deutschen Hermopolis-Expedition between 1929 and 1939 (Roeder, Amarna Reliefs, no. 125); By 1967:private collection; 1967: purchased by the MFA.

Credit Line

Mary S. and Edward Jackson Holmes Fund

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

Object Place

el-Amarna (Akhetaten), Egypt

Findspot

Hermopolis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 22.4 x 52.5 x 6.1 cm (8 13/16 x 20 11/16 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

67.637

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Columns and capitals