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Akhenaten and His Daughter Offering to the Aten

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

Akhenaten presents a formal bouquet to the Aten, whose rays, ending in tiny hands, stream down before the king. Only the king's arms, torso, and lower face are preserved. His daughter holds a rattle called a sistrum and wears her hair in an elaborate plaited sidelock, symbolizing youth.

MEDIUM Limestone, pigment
DATES ca. 1353–1336 B.C.E.
DYNASTY late Dynasty 18
PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
DIMENSIONS 8 15/16 × 20 5/16 × 1 1/4 in., 14.5 lb. (22.7 × 51.6 × 3.2 cm, 6.58kg)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Limestone relief. At left, Akhenaten, arms upraised making an offering to the Aten whose rays, terminating in hands, fill area in front of king. Behind king, a princess holding sistrum. Three (?) columns off effaced text at upper right. Six blank cartouches on king’s torso. Condition: Poor. Face of king obliterated. His arms and body chipped. Neck of princess lost. Edges badly chipped.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Akhenaten and His Daughter Offering to the Aten, ca. 1353–1336 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 8 15/16 × 20 5/16 × 1 1/4 in., 14.5 lb. (22.7 × 51.6 × 3.2 cm, 6.58kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund , 60.197.6. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 60.197.6_PS9.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 60.197.6_PS9.jpg., 2018
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