Akhenaten as a Sphinx
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
ca. 1352 B.C.E.-1336 B.C.E.
late XVIII Dynasty
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
9 1/16 x 7 5/16 x 14 3/4 in. (23 x 18.5 x 37.5 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
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Akhenaten as a Sphinx, ca. 1352 B.C.E.-1336 B.C.E. Limestone, 9 1/16 x 7 5/16 x 14 3/4 in. (23 x 18.5 x 37.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 36.881. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 36.881_negA_bw_IMLS.jpg)
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Large limestone block with sunk relief of the king (Akhenaten) as a sphinx resting in an architectural framework. Above the figure are hieroglyphs. Instead of forelegs the sphinx has hands which are upraised and which may have held symbols of some sort. The face of the king appears to have been anciently mutilated.
Condition: The entire surface is considerably chipped and weathered. There are also many incrustations on the piece.
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