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Head of Akhenaton

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The head of king Akhenaton is executed in sunken relief on this sandstone fragment. He is shown in profile, facing the right, with his arms raised in a position of worship. The rays of solar disk, the Aten are pointing towards his face, holding ankhs, the symbol of life. The block has been...

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By 1963, Wunderman Foundation in New York.

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Gift of Wunderman Foundation, New York

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, 1352–1336 B.C.


Height x width x depth: 16 x 20 x 2.5 cm (6 5/16 x 7 7/8 x 1 in.)

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The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief