Relief fragment

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

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Limestone relief fragment 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.


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.

Gift, Irmela Helene Dorothe Elisabeth Stevens (05 March 2021)
Last modified: 04 Sep 2022

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