Limestone Relief dating to the Amarna Period with the Head of a Captive Libyan

Culture: Egyptian
Period: 18th dynasty, Amarna period, 1351-1334 B.C.
Material: Limestone
Dimensions: 10.5 cm x 10.2 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 1465
Provenance: US private collection Joseph Halle Schaffner (1897-1972). Thence in the collection Elmer "Pete" Schlesinger (1919-1982), Chicago. Thence in a family estate.
Condition: Unrestored
Description: Small, but high-quality limestone fragment depicting a bowed head of a captive Libyan. The features with almond-shaped eyes, typical for the Amarna style, the bulging lips and the slender face shape. The attribution to a captive Libyan is underlined by the goatee, as well as the deeply worked out, parallel and curved nasolabial folds. See for reference the sandstone relief of two captives in the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with the inventory number APM 8753, and the limestone relief with a procession of foreigners in the Metropolitan Museum of Art with the Accession Number 1985.328.13, both also dating to the Amarna period. As for the depiction of a Libyan with a goatee see the glazed relief of a tile from the Ramesside period in the British Museum with the Registration Number 1871,0619.347. Mounted.