About this object

Four fragments of a pink granite bowl with an inscription around the top that includes Amenhotep III’s name, found at the Stone Chapel of the Desert Altars. The flat rim was inscribed and the remaining four fragments preserve the later form of the name of the Aten; the cartouche name of Amenhotep III (nb-mAat-ra); the name of the city, Akhetaten; and the last sign of the word 'nHH' followed by "King of Upper and Lower Egypt".

Marked by the excavator in black ink T.A. 31.32. 449. A.3 (from the Central City: Small Aten Temple: Altars).

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date made
    About 1352 - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten)
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of the Trustees of the Wellcome Collection
  • Collector
    Henry Solomon Wellcome
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    50 mm x 110 mm x 130 mm
  • Note
    EES negative number 0.027
  • Related people
    Egypt Exploration Society (Collector, previous owner); Wellcome Historical Medical Museum (Previous owner); Henry Solomon Wellcome (Collector)

Where is this object from?

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  • 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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