About this object

Part of kilt belt with second early cartouche of the Aten, carved from indurated limestone. There are ridges running along both sides of the piece representing pleats of clothing. There is trace of the end of another cartouche.

The excavator has marked the object in black ink with the reference no. T.219.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date made
    1352 BC - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten) about
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
    1931 possibly
  • Measurements
    120 mm x 105 mm x 40 mm
  • Note
    219 doesn't appear in the 1931 list of objects given to the Wellcome Collection in CoA p.119.
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Previous owner)

Explore related


  • Egypt Exploration Society Excavations at Tell el Amarna

    Start date: 1921
    End date: 1921
    Description: Excavations carried out at Tell el Amarna by the Egypt Exploration Society between 1921 and 1936.


Previous owners

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