About this object

Limestone trial piece with profile of a head facing left. This may possibly represent the pharaoh, Akhenaten wearing a crown. Marked with the find number 439 indicating it was excavated in the east room of the rooms flanking the Central Halls of the Great Palace at Tell el-Amarna during the 1935-6 excavations of the Egypt Exploration Society, along with many other sculptor's trial pieces in limestone now kept in museums worldwide.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date made
    1352 BC - 1336 BC (Dynasty 18: Reign of Akhenaten)
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • Collector
    Egypt Exploration Society
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Tell el Amarna
  • Date collected
    1935 - 1936
  • Measurements
    82 mm x 74 mm
  • Related people
    East Anglia Egyptian Society ( Previous owner); Egypt Exploration Society ( Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery ( 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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