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
- Place Excavated: 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) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 36.875
- Credit Line: Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Fragment of Mold, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, 3 7/8 x 4 7/16 x 7/8 in. (9.8 x 11.2 x 2.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 36.875. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (78%)