~ Nefertiti and Her Daughter.
Medium: Limestone, painted
Place found: Hermopolis, Egypt
Place made: Tell el Amarna, Egypt
Date: ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Remains of a painted plaster pavement displaying a prisoner, from the ruins of a palace of Akhenaten.
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
The pavement was discovered near Amarna in 1891 and it was decided that it be left in situ and a shelter was constructed over it. In 1910 some villagers of El-Hagg Qand îl (Tell el-Amarna) - apparently out of spite - broke in and destroyed most of it. The pieces were brought to the Egyptian Museum Cairo and the whole reconstructed from drawings made of it while it was still complete.