Amulet of a Royal Child

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Title

Amulet of a Royal Child

Keywords

Amulet, pendant

Date

1353-1336 BC

Context

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Reign of Akhenaten
Egypt
Egyptian

Medium/Dimensions

Faience
1 1/4 x 5/8 in. (3.2 x 1.6 cm)

Object Number

2004.045.001

Description

The lavish reign of Amenhotep III (1390-1353 BC) is reflected in the sumptuous products of his court artisans. Radical artistic and religious changes mark the reign of his son and successor, the "heretic" pharaoh Akhenaten (1353-1336 BC) and his queen, Nefertiti, who established a new capital at the site of Tell el-Amarna. During the Amarna Period, the cult of the royal family grew, in part to replace the other deities that had been proscribed. The king was now the intermediary between the sun god, Aten, and the worshipping Egyptians. Even images of the royal children could embody such concepts as fertility and rebirth. Following this turbulent period, Tutankhamun (1333-1324 BC) and his successors, Ay and Horemheb, returned the court to Thebes and reinstated the worship of the traditional pantheon.

Credit Line

Gift of the Docent Guild in honor of Julie Taylor Green and Elizabeth Hornor

Exhibits/Publications

MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, 2008 - Present

Rights

© Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Bruce M. White, 2008.
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On View

Yes

Citation

“Amulet of a Royal Child,” Michael C. Carlos Museum Collections Online, accessed April 5, 2020, http://carlos.digitalscholarship.emory.edu/items/show/7195.

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