From: Egypt | El-Amarna

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number 2006-13-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Provenience Egypt | El-Amarna
Period New Kingdom | Eighteenth Dynasty
Date Made 1353-1336 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Quartz Monzonite | Granite
Iconography Worshipper | Akhenaten?

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.

Height 8.7 cm
Width 8 cm
Depth 4.1 cm
Credit Line Distribution from the Egypt Exploration Society; William Flinders Petrie, 1892

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