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Talatat: bowing woman

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A woman kneels in prostration in the wake of the king.


Hermopolis (originally from el-Amarna). Excavated by the Deutschen Hermopolis-Expedition between 1929 and 1939 (Roeder, Amarna Reliefs, no. PC 45); 1962: given to the MFA by the Schimmel Foundation, New York, May 9, 1962.

Credit Line

Gift of Schimmel Foundation, in honor of William Stevenson Smith

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

Object Place for Label


Hermopolis, originally from el-Amarna, Egypt


Height x width x depth: 23 x 53 x 3.5 cm (9 1/16 x 20 7/8 x 1 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief