Early Cartouche of the God Aten


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 26 August 2019
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At the upper part of this votive plaque of the God Aten, there are two "early" cartouches of Aten. On the right, it reads "The living Re-Horakhty, Rejoicing in the horizon" while that on the left reads "In his name as Shu, who is in the Aten". Below them, a figure of Akhenaten (r. 1353-1336 BCE) is flanked by cartouches.

The one on the right, below Akhenaten's left hand is the nomen cartouche (birth name) of Akhenaten which reads "Beautiful are the Forms of Re, the Unique one of Re". The prenomen (throne name) lies below his right elbow and reads "Effective for the Aten". On the extreme right side, Nefertiti's cartouche can be seen and reads "Beautiful are the Beauties of Aten, the Beautiful one has come".

Calcite alabaster. From Egypt, precise provenance unknown. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, 1351-1334 BCE. It is on display at the Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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