<< Search Results
Bookmark and Share

Amarna relief

Core Record

Title Amarna relief
Collection Artworld: Oriental Museum
Date 1352 - 1336 BCE
Description Fragment of a sandstone relief carved in the distinctive artistic style of the Amarna Period.
The relief depicts the upper bodies of two men carved in sunk relief. Both men seem to be bending as if at work. Their bodies are painted red and traces of black paint can be seen on the wigs. Above their heads are the feet of two men, also painted red. There are traces of white paint on the background of the relief.
The men are shown in an unconventional stance, typical of art from the Amarna Period. Their facial features are also typical of the Amarna Period, with almond-shaped eyes, flaring nostrils and full lips.
Cultural Context Egyptian
Id Number Current Accession 1998.1
Location Creation Site Misr, Upper Egypt, Governorate of Miniya, El-`Amarna/Tell El-`Amarna/Akhetaten
Location Current Repository The Oriental Museum
Subject architecture, architectural decoration, relief
Measurements 26.3 x 21.2 cm
Rights Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved
Rights Owner OM
Style Period New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, Amenhotep IV/Amenophis IV/Neferkheperure/Akhenaten
Work Type relief



about        contact        terms of use        image credits        © 2018