Statue of Akhenaten Kissing his Daughter

Statue of King Akhenaten Kissing his Daughter

This unfinished limestone sculpture of King Akhenaten kissing his daughter is of high artistic quality. It was discovered in a sculptor’s atelier, or workshop, at Tell el-Amarna. It depicts King Akhenaten supporting on his knee …

Statue of Akhenaten and Nefertiti

Statue of Akhenaten and Nefertiti

This small, painted votive statue depicts the pharaoh Akhenaten and his Great Wife Nefertiti. The king and queen are shown hand in hand (a notedly unusual pose in New Kingdom artwork), as if walking forward …

Stele of Akhenaten and his family. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 44865

Stele of Akhenaten and his family

This limestone stela shows King Akhenaten and his family as a “Holy Family.” It is considered to be an icon and was intended to be kept in a private chapel of an Amarna house. The …

Great Hymn to the god Aten

A detail of a painted low relief depicts King Akhenaten and his family adoring the sun god Aten. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, Amarna Period, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353-1336 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, …

Colossal Statue of King Akhenaten

Colossal Statue of King Akhenaten

A group of colossal statues of King Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV), originally from the Temple of the Aten at Karnak, are on display in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. These statues may represent the first time …