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.
ca. 1353-1336 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
8 15/16 × 20 5/16 × 1 1/4 in., 14.5 lb. (22.7 × 51.6 × 3.2 cm, 6.58kg) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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.
This item is not on view
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
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