Relief Carving

1973.1.484
Fragment of inscribed relief with the cartouches of Akhenaten (Neferkheperure-Waenre) and Nefertiti (Neferneferuaten-Nefertiti). Amarna stone sculpture specialist Kristin Thompson examined the piece in 2013 and described it as being "very likely from a balustrade or relief, not a statue. The body cartouches worn by Akhenaten and Nefertiti have the names of the Aten, not their own. Nefertiti occasionally has a cartouche with her name on it, but it seems always to be on a sash or other part of a garment.The piece is probably too small and laid out wrong for a back pillar". Marked by the excavator in black ink T.165. TA31/32 no. 443. Found on 11 December 1931 in the Central City: Small Aten Temple, outside the temenos wall: South-east corner.