Category: amarna

grandegyptianmuseum: Face of a Queen Fragm…

grandegyptianmuseum:

Face of a Queen

Fragment of the Face of a Queen, from Tell el-Amarna (Akhetaten). Yellow jasper, 13 x 12.5 x 12.5 cm. Amarna Period, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353-1336 BC. Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Colossal Statue of AkhenatenA group of colossa…

Colossal Statue of Akhenaten

A group of colossal statues of Akhenaten, originally from the Temple of the Aten at Karnak, are on display in the Egyptian Museum. These statues may represent the first time that Akhenaten’s new religious thoughts were translated into art and architecture. 

Here we see the king standing, wearing a kilt that hangs below his swollen stomach. It is tied with a belt, decorated with the royal cartouche. He wears the Double Crown of Upper and Lower Egypt, as well as the Khat-headdress. In his hands he holds symbols of power and authority. His features are presented in the typical style of the period, with narrow slanting eyes, a long thin face, and thick lips. 

New Kingdom, Amarna Period, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1353-1336 BC. From the Temple of Aten, Karnak. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Ground Floor, Room 3, 

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Colossal head of Akhenaten

Colossal head of Akhenaten

A colossal head of Amenhotep IV (”Akhenaten”), father of Tutankhamun. New Kingdom, Amarna Period, 18th Dynasty, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353-1336 BC. Now in the Luxor Museum.

Statue of Meryre and his wife IniuiaHigh Pri…

Statue of Meryre and his wife Iniuia

High Priest of Aten

and High Priest of the Temple of Neith.

Private statuary in this period was very rare, so this statue is considered especially valuable. 

Discovered in Saqqara. Amarna Period, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1553-1336 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Photo: Kenneth Garrett

spiritsdancinginthenight: Triad statuette pre…

spiritsdancinginthenight:

Triad statuette presumably featuring three generations of a family, all male. Here we see the Grandfather of the three holding his son’s hand, who in turn would have his arm around his own son.
New Kingdom, Amarna Period, 18th Dynasty, reign of Akhenaten, c. ca. 1353–1336 B.C.

Stele of Akhenaten and his family

Stele of Akhenaten and his family

Relief depicting king Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten), his wife Nefertiti and their children under rays of the sun god Aten, from Tell el-Amarna. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca.1353-1336 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Torso of Queen Nefertiti Quartzite statuett…

Torso of Queen Nefertiti

Quartzite statuette probably Queen Nefertiti

or Amarnian princess. Amarna Period, 1353-1336 BC. Now in the Louvre.

Statue of Akhenaten A bust of the 18th dynast…

Statue of Akhenaten

A bust of the 18th dynasty pharaoh Akhenaten (also known as Amenhotep IV). Now in the Alexandria National Museum.

Colossal figure of Akhenaten A colossal head …

Colossal figure of Akhenaten

A colossal head of Amenhotep IV (”Akhenaten”) in the Double Crown. Amarna Period, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353-1336 BC. Now in the Luxor Museum.

didoofcarthage: Standing statuette of a king, …

didoofcarthage:

Standing statuette of a king, probably Akhenaten, wearing the Blue Crown 

Egyptian (excavated at Tell el-Amarna), New Kingdom, Amarna Period, c. 1352-1336 B.C.

limestone, pigment, and gold leaf

Brooklyn Museum