Temple Wall Relief Fragment of Akenaten

56.21.263

On display

Fragment of limestone with relief carving of the head of a king wearing the blue crown, most likely representing Akhenaten. His face is painted reddish brown, crown is painted blue with yellow for the uraeus. The front of the face is chipped away, perhaps deliberately after the death of Akhenaten, but details such as the pierced ear are still finely preserved. Above the king are two vertical columns of sunk relief hieroglyphs in blue. The old label from about 1919 says 'from the palace of Akhenaten'.