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Head of a Princess

Artist unknownAmenophis (Amenhotep) IV. / Akhenaten, 1351–1334 BCE

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Berlin, Germany

The princess’s facial features, especially the elongated face, prominent chin, and curving neck, are derived from depictions of her father Akhenaten. A peg below the base of the neck indicates that this head was made for a composite statue. Traces of paint in the lines of the face, and the empty eyes and eyebrows suggest that the head was already painted and inlaid with faïence, glass, or valuable stones, which must have been removed when Akhetaten (Amarna) was abandoned.

Details

  • Title: Head of a Princess
  • Creator: Artist unknown
  • Date Created: Amenophis (Amenhotep) IV. / Akhenaten, 1351–1334 BCE
  • Provenance: Donation James Simon, 1920
  • Type: Statue
  • Medium: Silicified sandstone (Quartzite), brown
  • Inv. no.: ÄM 21223
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-015418
  • External Link: Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Copyright: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Sandra Steiß || Text © Prestel Verlag / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Collection: Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung | Ägyptisches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz

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