Fragment of Mold
Although only the lower portion of this face survives, the shape of the lips and chin show that it is an early representation of Akhenaten or his chief queen, Nefertiti. In all probability this piece served as a mold to make a large inlay of glass or faience (a man-made substance resembling glass made of ground quartz held together by an alkaline binder).
- Medium: Limestone
- Geographical Location: Tell el Amarna, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period
- Dimensions: 3 7/8 x 4 7/16 x 7/8 in. (9.8 x 11.2 x 2.3 cm)
- Collection: Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, EXHIBITION-3, ECAMEA-3G67
- Accession Number: 36.875
- Image: "West Wing gallery 7 installation", CUR.36.875_wwg7.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, Nov 30, 2004