jueves, 24 de abril de 2014
Limestone column relief fragment showing the feet of Nefertiti, who is wearing sandals and a floor length pleated garment. The distinct representation of the left and right feet was a characteristic of the Amarna period used exclusively for members of the royal family. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: 18th dynasty, Amarna period. Place of Origin: Tell El-Amarna, 1352-1336 BC. Material Size: limestone, h = 23 cms, l = 47 cms. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Christie's, London . Location: 72.
The boundary stele of Akhenaten, marked Stele A by Finders Petrie, it was erected to mark the inclusion of the area to Akhenaten's new capital Amarna. Detail of the king and his family offering to the god Aten. Culture: Ancient Egyptian Date/Period: In use from the 19th Dynasty until Ptolemaic times, c.1295 - 100 BC. Place of Origin: Tuna el-Gebel. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive. Location: 34B.
Fragment of an Amarna head. It is thought to represent princess Kia, a concubine of Akhenaton's and possibly the mother of his successor Smenkhkare. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Amarna period c. 1373 - 1357 BC. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Location: 48.
domingo, 20 de abril de 2014
sábado, 19 de abril de 2014
A fragment of a relief. The hand of King Akhenaten dropping unguent on the offerings to Aten. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: 18th dynasty c.1352-1336 BC. Place of Origin: Amarna period. Material Size: 23.5cms H 27.5cms W. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Schimmel Collection, New York . Location: 72.