viernes, 25 de abril de 2014


A fragment of a relief, depicting heads of foreigners during a procession. Such reliefs come from the temples and palaces at Akhenaten (Amarna), the capital of Egypt under Akhenaton, but after the destruction of the site were re-used as foundation blocks. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: 18th dynasty c.1352-1336 BC, Amarna period. Material/ Size: Limestone, H=24.1cm W= 53.5cm. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Schimmel Collection, New York . Location: 72.
Coffin from the tomb KV55. The face and the cartouche have been destroyed. The mummy inside this coffin has caused controversy in archaeological circles and has been thought to be either Queen Tiye, Akhenaten's mother or Akhenaten's secondary wife, Kiya or Smenkhkare. Now the mummy is believed to be of a young male. Country of Origin: Egypt Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom. Place of Origin: Valley of the Kings, Thebes . Material Size:Wooden coffin, inlaid with gold and semi-precious stones . Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Egyptian Museum, Cairo Location: 47

Lower part of trial piece with face, possibly of Akhenaten. Country of Origin: Ancient Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Period/ Date: Amarna period c.1373-1357 BC. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Petrie Museum, London UC402. Loc 72 

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