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Detail of a Row of Foreigners

The feathered headdress and distinctive facial features identify this man as a Nubian, an inhabitant of the land south of Egypt. Comparable figures on more complete scenes indicate that this fragment originally showed rows of Nubians, Syrians and Canaanites kneeling and extending their arms in adoration of Akhenaten.

Catalogue Description:
Portion of sandstone talatat with decoration in sunk relief. In one register are the upper half and raised hands of a Nubain and the arms and hands of two other figures. In the upper register are portions of two figures. Traces of black in feather of Nubian and red flesh of all figures. Condition: Modern oblique cut at right-hand edge all other edges damaged. Nicks in areas.


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