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Title:

Limestone Relief

Category:

wall painting/relief

Name:

relief

Date:

circa 1352 B.C. circa 1336 B.C.

Period(s):

Eighteenth Dynasty; New Kingdom

Description:

A depiction of the Sed-festival of Akhenaten, fragment. Showing Akhenaten with worshippers. The arms of the Aten rain down on the king.

Production
Place (legacy):

Egypt, production, country

Production
Note:

This scene shows the Sed festival, which was usually celebrated after 30 years of rule. Akhenaten's Sed festival (a renewal of the King's power) took place about 3 years into his reign at around the time he changed his name from Amenhotep to Akhenaten.

Find Spot:

Karnak Egypt

Technique:

carving

Material:

limestone

Dimension(s):

depth, 5.5, cm
length, 23, cm
width, 53, cm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1943; Gayer-Anderson

Documentation:

Aldred, C.. Akhenaten.p. 128
pl.49

Aldred, Cyril. 1973. Akhenaten and Nefertiti.p. 97, #11

Gohary, J.. 1992. Akhenaten's Sed-festival at Karnak.London and New York:

Vassilika, E.. 1995. Egyptian Art [1995].p. 60, #26

Manniche, L.. 1994. L'art Egyptien. Flammarionp. 173
with plate

Murray, M.A.. The Splendour That Was Egypt.p. 198
pl. 70 [2]

Porter, Bertha. Moss, Rosalind. Burney, Ethel W.. Topographical bibliography of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, reliefs and paintings. Vol.2, Theban temples.p. 296
2nd edition

Freed, Rita E.. Markowitz, Yvonne J.. D'Auria, Sue H.. 2000. Farao's van de Zon: Achnaton, Nefertiti, Toetanchamon.Leiden: Rijksmuseum van Oudhedenp. 56, 208-9, #25

Reeves, C.N.. 2001. Akhenaten : Egypt's false prophet.London: Thames & Hudsonp. 96-97

Aldred, C.. 1959. The beginning of the el-'Amarna period.
Source Title: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 45 (1959)
p. 25, 104

Griffith, F. Ll.. 1918. The jubilee of Akhenaton.
Source Title: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 5 (1918) : 61-63, pl. 8

Griffith, F. Ll.. 1922. Additional comment on 'The Mummy of Akhenaton' by Arthur Weigall.
Source Title: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 8 (1922) : 199-200

p.199

Frankfort, H.. Three Lectures by Henri Frankfort 1897-1954.
Source Title: Journal of Warburg and Courtlands Institute 21 3-4 (1958) : 141-178
p. 157
pl.12c

Weigall, A.. 1922. The mummy of Akhenaton.
Source Title: Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 8 (1922) : 193-199
p. 195

Accession:

Object Number: E.GA.2300.1943
(Antiquities)
(record id: 56692; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2012-01-10)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/56692





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