Egyptian Amarna relief fragment with epithet of AkhenatenE70
A fragment from a very fine indurated limestone relief carved with the hieroglyphs “living in Maat”. Maat was the goddess of truth, justice and divine order, thus the phrase could be translated as “living in truth”.
This epithet was unique to the pharaoh Akhenaten and was often written before his cartouche on inscriptions.
Egypt, 18th Dynasty, Tel el-Amarna, reign of Akhenaten, c. 1353–1336 BC
11 x 7.9 cms
Fragment as shown
Ex. estate of Molly and Richard Alexander, Seaford, East Sussex, UK; acquired between 1945-1980. Richard Alexander worked in the antiquities department of Spinks (London) after World War II before setting up a dealership in Brighton with his wife. The couple ceased trading in the 1970’s and their collection was placed in storage until 2020.