Exhibition Highlights

Royal Daughters

This family scene, featuring the Aten; the King and Queen and three of their daughters, is one of the most well known and delightful examples of Amarna art. At the left Akhenaten holds Meretaten tenderly for a kiss. Meketaten is sitting on her mother's knee gesturing toward her father and Ankhesenpaaten climbs on a shoulder to reach for the ureaus pendant dangling from Nefertiti's crown.

Stela of the royal family

Probably from Amarna, Dynasty 18, reign of Akhenaten, 1353 - 1336 B.C. Limestone
h. 33 cm, w. 39 cm, d. 3.8 cm

Agyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Berlin