About this object

Fragment of indurated limestone, probably an architectural element.. A corner piece with the largest flat side carved with a column of hieroglyphs in sunk relief that appear to be the name of Meritaten and her relationship to Nefertiti. Part of the latter's name has been effaced.

Marked in black ink by the excavator TA.32.33. 68 and P.55.
From the Central City, Great Aten Temple , Gem-Aten, Courts 1 and 2.

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) about
  • 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
    143 mm x 82 mm x 35 mm
  • Note
    City of Akhenaten III p. 18.
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  • Egyptian Writing (School Loan)

    Start date: 1970-01-27
    End date: 1970-01-27
    Description: The museum created a travelling exhibition consisiting of 8 artefacts and display material for a showcase illustrating the topic of writing in ancient Egypt. The group was arranged in a showcase and was loaned to Joseph Williams Primary School, Gateacre, Merseyside, between 27 January - 27 February 1970.

Object view = Humanities
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