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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.


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


Hermopolis, Egypt


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


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Columns and capitals