Head of a man’s statuette. New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten (Amarna Period), ca. 1351 – 1334 B. C.

Amazonite
H. 8,5 cm; w. 6 cm; th. 2,8 cm
Purchased from Vladimir Golenischev
I.1.а 4959
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This head made of rare material – amazonite, or green microcline – is without doubt a creation of the
Amarna period. After studying the exhibit V.V. Pavlov and O.D. Berlev suggested that the depicted must
be Smenkhkare, the successor of Akhenaten and the husband of one of his daughters. Smenkhkare ruled
Egypt for only three years, from 1337 to 1333 BC.

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