Akhenaten and His Family

Akhenaten and His Family

Date ca. 1335 BCE

Movement Egyptian | New Kingdom | 18th Dynasty

Medium Limestone

Dimensions 12.75 x 15.25”

Provenance Karnak, Thebes

Housed at Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Ägyptisches Museum

At the time of this work’s production, the transformation of Aten from a falcon-headed man to a disc with extending rays that terminate in hands had already well taken hold. Aside from Akhenaten’s feminine qualities, the intimacy and livelihood amongst himself and his wife and daughters represents another stark contrast to royal depictions from earlier dynasties.