Egypt Picture - Head of a Princess

Head of a Princess

JE 44870 Cairo Antiquities Museum

Material: Brownish Yellow Quartzite
Size: Height 19 cm
Location: Tell el_Amarna, Workshop of the Sculptor Djehutymes
Excavation: L. Borchardt's Excavations of 1912
Period: 18th Dynasty, Reign of Akhenaten (1353-1335 BC)

In the first phase of the Amarna Period, the princesses were represented with unnaturally long skulls and slim necks. This was typical of art in the period. This particular head was among the large number of reserve heads found in the workshop of the chief sculptor named Djehutymes at Tell el-Amarna.

Head of a Princess

Photographer: Unknown

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