About this object

Profile of the 18th Dynasty pharaoh, Akhenaten. This is a plaster cast copy of an object in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Discovered by the Egypt Exploration Society within the temple kiosk of the Maru Aten during the 1921-2 season directed by the English Egyptologist T. Eric Peet.

Between 1920 and 1933 Peet was Brunner Professor of Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. Whilst in Liverpool he catalogued World Museum's Egyptian collection and completed a gallery handbook and guide (a project started by his predecessor, Percy Newberry) and redesigned the Egyptian displays in the Museum's Main Hall at about 1932.

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
  • Measurements
    10 mm x 100 mm x 105 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


  • The City of Akhenaten I

    Peet, Thomas Eric

    Author: Peet, Thomas Eric
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
    Date: 1933
    Description: Publication of the Egypt Exploration Society excavations carried out at Tell el Amarna between 1921 and 1936.


  • 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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