Relief with chariot procession - 966.81.2_1


Relief with chariot procession

Medium:Carved limestone
Geography: Excavated at Amarna, Egypt, possibly from the Great Palace.
Date: c. 1352-1327 BC
Period: Reign of Akhenaten, 18th Dynasty, Amarna Period, New Kingdom
22 x 31 x 7.5 cm
Object number: 966.81.2
Not on view
DescriptionLimestone block with head and arms of a charioteer facing right at left side of block. He holds a rein and a whip in his left hand and the other rein in his right hand. On right side of block are figures in the preceding chariot. The head, shoulder and arm of a figure facing right are visible. Above the figure's head are depicted two narrow vertical ostrich feather fans, indicating that the chariot held high-ranking, probably royal, ladies. Excavation number is missing. Traces of red pigment on both figures.
Object History: Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Society
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