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Akhenaten and His Daughter Offering to the Aten

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor

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, pigment
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)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION Akhenaten and His Daughter Offering to the Aten, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 60.197.6_view1_colorcorrected_SL1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 60.197.6_view1_colorcorrected_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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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.
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