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Relief of face of Akhenaton

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Sandstone relief of the head of Akhenaton. It is in deep sunk relief. Traces of plaster and paint remain. The surface is rough and cracked. A large chunk of sandstone is in the Objects Conservation Lab with their stone samples. This piece was no doubt cut off from the back of this relief.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Tell el Amarna, E.E.S. excavations, season 1934-35. Acquired by exchange from the Brooklyn Museum

Credit Line

Brooklyn Museum

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, 1550–1295 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 23 cm (9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

39.56

Medium or Technique

Sandstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief