Head of a Princess from Tell el-Amarna

Head of a Princess from Tell el-Amarna

In Amarna art the daughters of Akhenaten and Nefertiti express the tenets of the new religion. Gathered playfully near their parents, they suggest creative force, emphasize the sacred grouping that is the royal family, and enact the intimacy that was a subject for the newly expressive art. Portrait head of one of the daughters of Akhenaten and Nefertiti from a composite statue. It was discovered within the workshop of the royal sculptor Thutmose at Tell el-Amarna, or Akhetaten.

New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, Amarna Period, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353-1336 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum of Berlin. 21223

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