History Egyptian Akhenaten & Nefertiti Wilbour Plaque Artifact Sculpture 11" www.Neo-Mfg.com home decor
A reproduction from the Brooklyn Museum of the Wilbour Akhenaten & Nefertiti plaque
The Wilbour Plaque is named for the early American Egyptologist Charles Edwin Wilbour (1833–1896), who acquired it in Egypt in 1881.
The small slab is not part of a larger scene but complete as it was made. It was intended as a sculptor's model, to be studied and imitated by students and beginning artists. With the hole at the top, it could be hung on a workshop wall.
On the left is the head of a king, most probably a representation of Akhenaten, who wears the baglike khat headdress with a royal uraeus. Opposite him is the head of a queen wearing the ovoid cap crown often worn by Nefertiti, also with a uraeus. Both heads have ear holes for earrings. The carving is a splendid example of the elegant royal style that developed toward the end of the Amarna Period.
DATES ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. or slightly later
DYNASTY late XVIII Dynasty
PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
DIMENSIONS 6 3/16 x 8 11/16 x 1 5/8 in. (15.7 x 22.1 x 4.1 cm) (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
Last 2 photo shows the original on display in the Brooklyn Museum
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