Relief fragment



Accession Number
EC1979
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Amarna case
Object Type
Architecture, Architectural decoration, Inlay | Architecture, Architectural decoration, Relief
Period
New Kingdom
Dynasty
Eighteenth Dynasty
Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten
Material
Stone/minerals (Limestone)
Provenance
Egypt, Amarna, Great Palace, O42.2
Measurements
Height: 69mm | Width: 77mm | Depth: 21mm
Number of Elements
1

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Description

Limestone relief fragment, possibly from an inlay, with the remains of a face and hair. The hair is finely carved with a series of echeloned curls. Only the eyebrow, which is painted black, is preserved on the face. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society at Amarna during the 1934–35 season. The fragment was found in the buildings south-west of the Great Palace (O.42.2). Donated by Irmela Stevens in 2021.

Bibliography

https://www.flickr.com/photos/egyptexplorationsociety/18669701740/in/album-72157654224239630/ Pendlebury, J. D. S. 1951. The city of Akhenaten. Part III: The central city and the official quarters. The excavations at Tell el-Amarna during the season 1926–1927 and 1931–1936, 2 vols. Memoir of the Egypt Exploration Society 44. London: Egypt Exploration Society. [p. 82, pl. LXXI. 11]

Other Identity
TA.34–35.26 (excavation number)
Previous Owners
Egypt Exploration Society | Irmela Helene Dorothe Elisabeth Stevens (1937–)
Excavation Details

Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society at Amarna during the 1934–35 season.

Acquisition
Gift, Irmela Helene Dorothe Elisabeth Stevens (05 March 2021)
Last modified: 07 Jul 2021

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