Head of a statue of Akhenaten
New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, ca. 1340 BC
Height: 26 cm
Neues Museu, Berlin, Inv.-No. ÄM 21351
The typical characteristics of the face of Akhenaten can be found here: triangular face, thin chin heavy eyelids long straight nose with accentuated nasolabial furrows and hollow cheeks and very full lips. The diadem at the forehead and the curved section over the ears indicate that the blue crown was part of the sculpture and therefore a king is indicated. The black painted lines in the area of the nose chin and eyes also indicate that the sculpture was not yet finished as were many sculpture found in the workshop of Tuthmosis in Amarna.