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Object Number: 2006-13-1
Current Location: Amarna
Currently On Display
Provenience: Egypt
Period: New Kingdom
Eighteenth Dynasty
Date Made: 1353-1336 BC
Early Date: -1353
Late Date: -1336
Materials:Quartz Monzonite
Height: 8.7cm
Width: 8cm
Depth: 4.1cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Society; William Flinders Petrie, 1892


During the Amarna period, artists used a new style of representation that reflected aspects of the new theology. Occasionally they portrayed the king with exaggerated body features, such as swollen hips, rounded thighs, and elongated facial features. They also depicted other royal figures similarly, making it difficult sometimes to differentiate the king and queen. This royal head with a short wig may be either ruler.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Amarna: Ancient Egypt's Place in the Sun (12 Nov 2006)View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Silverman, David P., et al. 2006. Akhenaten and Tutankhamun Revolution and Restoration. : Page/Fig./Plate: 134, fig.121View Objects cited in this Publication

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