Figured Ostracon with Head of Akhenaten
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1352–1336 B.C.E.
Late XVIII Dynasty
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
4 11/16 x 5 5/8 x 1 in. (11.9 x 14.3 x 2.5 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
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Figured Ostracon with Head of Akhenaten, ca. 1352–1336 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 4 11/16 x 5 5/8 x 1 in. (11.9 x 14.3 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 36.876. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 36.876_SL3.jpg)
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Limestone trial piece with ink sketch of the head of Akhenaten and to the right a clenched hand. The king wears the elongated crown with royal uraeus. His features include the usual long skull, very full lips and receding forehead. .
Condition: A large fragment has been glued in place at the top of the piece. A small chip is missing at the thumb. The upper part of the drawing of the crown is very faint.
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