Relief Fragment



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. TA. 31.32. 443. Find number 31/443. Found on 11 December 1931 in the Central City: Small Aten Temple, outside the temenos wall: South-east corner. CONDITION NOTE 1998: Incomplete, surface dirt, scratched, abraded. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 153576: "FRAGMENT Limestone, inscribed. 3½" x 2 5/8". Egyptian. (T. 165, T.A. 31.32. 443). Egyptian Exploration Society, Tell-Amarna, 1931-1932".