About this object

Profile of the 18th Dynasty pharaoh, Akhenaten. This is a plaster cast copy of an object in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Discovered by the Egypt Exploration Society within the temple kiosk of the Maru Aten during the 1921-2 season directed by the English Egyptologist T. Eric Peet who was a professor at Liverpool University and catalogued World Museum's Egyptian collection, redesigned the Egyptian displays in the museum's Main Hall at about 1932.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date made
    1352 - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten)
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    10 mm x 100 mm x 105 mm
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

Where is this object from?

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  • The City of Akhenaten I

    Peet, Thomas Eric

    Author: Peet, Thomas Eric
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
    Date: 1933
    Description: Publication of the Egypt Exploration Society excavations carried out at Tell el Amarna between 1921 and 1936.


  • 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

Object view = Humanities
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