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Relief of princess Merytaten

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This quartzite fragment bears a figure in sunk relief depicting the torso of a princess, facing left. Preserved are her back, up-raised arm, side-lock, and a section of her robe. The vertical line of inscription identifies her as"Merytaten, born of the Royal Wife." The left face of the fragment...

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Provenance

From Tell el Amarna. 1891-2: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the EEF in the division of finds by the Egyptian government; voted to the University College, London at EEF general meeting; 1936: given to the MFA by University College, London. (Accession date: October 8, 1936)

Credit Line

Gift of University College, London

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, 1349–1336 B.C.

Findspot

Tell el Amarna (Akhetaten), Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 10 x 8 x 7 cm (3 15/16 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

36.562

Medium or Technique

Quartzite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief