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Relief of Akhenaten and Nefertiti

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Limestone, pigment
DATES ca. 1353–1336 B.C.E.
DYNASTY late Dynasty 18
PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
DIMENSIONS 9 3/16 x 20 1/2 in. (23.4 x 52 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Limestone relief. In sunk relief, Akhenaten and Nefertiti facing left before incense stands supporting formal bunch of lotus flowers. King wears short, pleated skirt with unusually long flaring strands; both arms were raised. Queen's right arm raised, the left pendant by her side with finely drawn hand. Only central portions of the bodies are preserved. Condition: Scattered chips. Surface of garments worn by water? Gash along abdominal area of queen. Only remains of ancient paint are on crevice outlining abdomen of king and adjacent edge of skirt, on queen's navel, and upper buttock.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Relief of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, ca. 1353–1336 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 9 3/16 x 20 1/2 in. (23.4 x 52 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 60.197.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 60.197.1_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 60.197.1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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