Statue Fragment



Part of kilt belt of a statue, carved from indurated limestone. There are ridges running along both sides of the piece representing pleats of fine linen clothing. Royal inscriptions during the Amarna Period often gave the Aten a royal titulary enclosed in a double cartouche. The early name of the Aten was, “The living one (‘nx), Ra‐Horakhti (r’-Hrw-Axti), who becomes active (Hai) in the Akhet (m Axt), in his identity as the light (m rn.f m Sw) that is in the sun-disc (nti m itn)”. This statue fragment preserves the second part of the name within a cartouche. To the right there is trace of the other cartouche containing the first part of the name. Wellcome Historical Medical Museum accession no. 153574: "FRAGMENT Limestone. Showing a cartouche. 4¼" x 4". Egyptian. (T. 219). Egyptian Exploration Society, Tell-Amarna, 1931-1932". From the Desert Altars excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society in 1931–2. Marked by the excavator in black ink T.219.