A brightly coloured pottery shard from the Amarna Period 1353 - 1336 BC.
Background: From the reign of Akhenaten and Nefertiti during the Amarna Period; these two iconic individuals changed the normal structure of ancient Egypt and abolished the normal pantheon of gods in place of the new religion focusing on the sun disc called 'The Aten'. This was a period where unrest and change as art was transformed and became more naturalistic and colourful. The Egyptians were well known to exaggerate with reported unrealistic stories and claims. Akhenaten and Nefertiti brought in a new type of perception of art and architecture in their new city Tel el Amarna.
Dimensions: 56mm Width.
Condition: Repair to the top left hand corner.
Private Collection, Denmark, Hans Moller Hansen. Hansen acquired many stunning Egyptian antiquities during his visit to Egypt in the late 1920's. After his parting in 1958, many of the items in his collection was passed down to his daughter and then to her son. Many of the items in this collection have been treasured by the family for over 90 years. It is with great honour Pegasus Gallery Antiquities offers these for sale to the market.