Granite cartouche of Akhenaten, Dyn. 18

Granite cartouche of Akhenaten, Dyn. 18
Period:Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Amenhotep IV/Amenophis IV/Neferkheperure/Akhenaten
Dating:1352 BC–1336 BC
Origin:Egypt, Middle Egypt, El-Amarna [Akhetaten]
Physical:29.7cm. (11.6 in.) - 15000 g. (529.5 oz.)

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  These cartouches engraved in a large curved block of red granite were most probably part of a monumental statue of Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV), installed at his new capital of Akhetaten (Amarna). The three cartouches constitute the titulary of Akhenaten. The hieroglyphs read as follows:

Above the middle cartouche nsw-bity, “Lord of the Two Lands”.

In the middle cartouche: nefer-kheperw-re wa-n-re, “Beautiful are the manifestations of Re. Sole one of Re.”

First left-hand cartouche: [nh]ra-hr-hty-ha-i-m-ht, “[Live] Re Harakhti rejoicing on the horizon.”

Second left-hand cartouche: mm-rn-f-sw-nty-m-itn, “In his name as Shw, as light in the globe (in Aten).”

By their references to Re Harakhti and Aten, these two cartouches celebrate the essence of the new religion instigated by Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten.

Under the three cartouches, a single row of hieroglyphs reads: di-ankh-nhh-dt, “May he eternally live in eternity!” (By tradition, di-ankh was commonly appended to the name of the king.)

A painted limestone panel with identical inscriptions and cartouches, displaying a scene of the adoration of Aten by King Akhenaten, the queen, and two princesses, was discovered in 1891 in the royal tomb of Tell el-Amarna (Tiradritti 1998:188-189).

Bibliography (for this item)

Gardiner, Alan
1957 Egyptian Grammar. 3rd edition. Oxford University Press, London, United Kingdom. (295 ¶ 378)

Gauthier, Henri
1912 Le livre des rois d’Egypte. Tome 2: de la XIIIe à la fin de la XVIIIe dynastie. Institut Français d’Archeologie Orientale, Cairo, Egypt. (350

Hart, George
1986 A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, United Kingdom. (35-49)

Matouk, Fouad S.
1971 Corpus du scarabé égyptien. Tome 1: Les scarabés royaux. Fouad Matouk, Beyrut, Lebanon. (93, 94 # 517, 521
192 # 513, 517, 521)

Shaw, Ian, and Paul Nicholson
1995 The Dictionary of Ancient Egypt. British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom. (26)

Tiradritti, Francesco
1998 Egyptian Treasures from the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. White Star Publishers, Vercelli, Italy. (188-189)

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