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Head of Akhenaton from stele

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Fragment from Boundary stele P at Tell-el-Amarna. It is the face and arm of AKHENATEN in sunk relief. He is adoring the sun disk. The surface is worn and pitted.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Amarna, Boundary Stele P. Cf. Davies, Rock Tombs of El Amarna, V, p. 25, 26 [Excav. date] February 1, 1933 Gift of N. de G. Davies to Dr. Reisner and through him to the Museum

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, 1349–1335 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 17.6 cm (6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

34.49

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele