Limestone Relief dating to the Amarna Period with Plants and Livestock

Culture: Egyptian
Period: New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, Reign of Akhenaton, 1351-1334 B.C.
Material: Limestone
Dimensions: 23.5 cm x 18.6 cm
Price: Sold
Ref: 1431
Provenance: From the private estate of the well-known Parisian art dealer François Antonovich (born 1934), acquired in the 1970s.
Condition: Unrestored
Description: Fragment of a limestone relief dating to the Amarna period under the reign of Akhenaton. It depicts the rear part of an animal to the right, with the over-long, slender limbs, which are typical for the Amarna style. It probably is either a bovine or a goat. On its left a densely growing plant. The relief depicts a rural scene, possibly in the surrounding of a temple. See for the limestone relief with a goat and a shepherd in the Brooklyn Museum with the Accession Number 86.226.30. Rural scenes in relief art were first created by artists during the Amarna period and were the models for later depictions in ancient Egyptian art. Mounted.