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Akhenaten Worshipping the Aten

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone
  • Place Excavated: Tell el Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 8 7/8 x 2 15/16 x 21 3/16 in. (22.5 x 7.5 x 53.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Akhenaten Worshipping the Aten, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, 8 7/8 x 2 15/16 x 21 3/16 in. (22.5 x 7.5 x 53.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 34.6052. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.34.6052_negA_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, CUR.34.6052_negA_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragment of limestone showing the king worshipping the Aton disc. At the extreme left are two registers of hieroglyphs; the workmanship is good but the piece is so extremely fragmentary as so badly mutilated that it is of little value excepting as a study piece. This portion was found in two fragments which are now joined together. The fragment in the right hand is little more than a rough piece of stone. Condition very badly mutilated, large chips.
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