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Talatat: palace interior

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This limestone talatat shows a bedroom, bath and portico of the palace. A bed, wash basin, and tables of food and drink are among the objects depicted within the rooms. With mount.

Provenance

From Hermopolis, originally from el-Amarna. Excavated by the Deutschen Hermopolis-Expedition between 1929 and 1939 (Roeder, Amarna Reliefs, no. 125); By 1969:private collection; 1997: purchased by the MFA at Christie's New York sale, May 30, 1997 ("Antiquities," p. 20, no. 37).

Credit Line

Marilyn M. Simpson Fund

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

Findspot

Hermopolis, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 23 x 43 x 3.5 cm (9 1/16 x 16 15/16 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1997.98

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Relief