domingo, 27 de marzo de 2016

Terracotta head of Akhenaten




Terracotta head of Akhenaten
This small terracotta head of Akhenaten exhibits all the characteristics of Amarna art. The viewer should observe the very typical face with the elongated veiled eyes, high cheekbones, fleshy mouth, and rounded elongated chin. The only unusual feature is the band around the edge of the face: does it represent the ends of a curly wig or is it a very simplified stylised version of the frizzy hair of the subject? This miniature masterpiece seems a m...uch more personal and subtle object than the output of most of sculptural trial pieces and models which have come from the site of El-`Amarna.
Present location KMKG - MRAH [07/003] BRUSSELS
Inventory number E.6368
Dating AMENHOTEP IV/AMENOPHIS IV/NEFERKHEPERURE/AKHENATEN
Archaeological Site EL-`AMARNA/AKHETATEN ?
Category FIGURINE/STATUETTE
Material POTTERY
Technique FORMED BY HAND
Height 5 cm
Bibliography•(M. Werbrouck,) Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Bruxelles. Département égyptien, Album, Bruxelles 1934, pl. 19
•Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis te Brussel. Oudheid, het Verre Oosten, Volkenkunde - Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire. Antiquités, Extrême-Orient, Ethnographie, Bruxelles 1958, Égypte nº 17
•Onder de Zon van Amarna. Echnaton en Nefertiti - Le règne du soleil. Akhnaton et Néfertiti (Exposition), Bruxelles 1975, 150 ° 76
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