Collections: Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art: Relief Depicting Akenhaten and His Daughter Offering to the Aten

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    Relief Depicting Akenhaten and His Daughter Offering to the Aten

    Akhenaten presents a formal bouquet to the Aten, whose rays, ending in tiny hands, stream down before the king. Only the king's arms, torso, and lower face are preserved. His daughter holds a rattle called a sistrum and wears her hair in an elaborate plaited sidelock, symbolizing youth.

    • Medium: Limestone, painted
    • Geographical Locations:
    • Dates: ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
    • Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
    • Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    • Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 20 3/8 in. (22.2 x 51.7 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
    • Exhibitions:
    • Accession Number: 60.197.6
    • Credit Line: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    • Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
    • Caption: Relief Depicting Akenhaten and His Daughter Offering to the Aten, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, painted, 8 3/4 x 20 3/8 in. (22.2 x 51.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund , 60.197.6. Creative Commons-BY
    • Image: overall, 60.197.6_view1_colorcorrected_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
    • Catalogue Description: Limestone relief. At left, Akhenaten, arms upraised making an offering to the Aten whose rays, terminating in hands, fill area in front of king. Behind king, a princess holding sistrum. Three (?) columns off effaced text at upper right. Six blank cartouches on king’s torso. Condition: Poor. Face of king obliterated. His arms and body chipped. Neck of princess lost. Edges badly chipped.
    • Record Completeness: Best (92%)
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    Recent Comments
    14:54 12/17/2008
    no photo?
    By Nicky
    12:28 12/19/2008
    Hi Nicky,
    It looks like a slide of this may have been scanned back in 2001. We're going to try to locate the file and get it uploaded. Stay tuned!

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