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Princess

ca. 1352 B.C.E. - ca. 1336 B.C.E.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

This daughter of Akh-en-Aten appears as a young teenager in the nude. Her fertility is emphasized. She holds a pomegranate—a symbol of fecundity—in her raised hand. Her arm frames and draws attention to her developing breasts. The narrowness of her shoulders emphasizes the breadth of her hips. Traces of black still outline her large eyes; her full lips were painted red. The large lock of hair to her side was a fashion reserved for the young.

The style—for example, the elongation of the skull—is unique to Akh-en-Aten's reign.

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Details

  • Title: Princess
  • Date Created: ca. 1352 B.C.E. - ca. 1336 B.C.E.
  • Physical Dimensions: w158.75 x h393.7 x d184.15 in
  • Culture: Egyptian
  • Type: Sculpture
  • Rights: Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust
  • External Link: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
  • Medium: Limestone with paint

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