Head of a King, possibly Tutankhamun
For many years, curators at the Brooklyn Museum of Art identified this fragmentary head as a depiction of a king, either Akhenaten, Smenkhkare, or Tutankhaten. Recently, however, another scholar has used stylistic arguments to suggest that the subject is not male at all. Instead, the piece is thought to represent Queen Ankhesenpaaten, second daughter of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, and wife of Tutankhaten.
- Medium: Limestone, painted
- Geographical Location: El Amarna, Egypt
- Dates: 1333-1323 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period
- Dimensions: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
- Collection: Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, EXHIBITION-3, ECAMEA-3G67
- Accession Number: 86.226.20
- Image: "West Wing gallery 7 installation", CUR.86.226.20_wwg7.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, Nov 30, 2004