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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.


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.


Hermopolis, Egypt


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


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Relief