The Resource The Sunshade Chapel of Meritaten from the House-of-Waenre of Akhenaten

The Sunshade Chapel of Meritaten from the House-of-Waenre of Akhenaten

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The Sunshade Chapel of Meritaten from the House-of-Waenre of Akhenaten
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The Sunshade Chapel of Meritaten from the House-of-Waenre of Akhenaten
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eng
Summary
The quartzite architectural block E16230 has been on display in the Penn Museum for 115 years. E16230 is one of the few large architectural pieces in the world surviving from the much-debated reign of the "heretic" king Akhenaten. This block is one of the most historically significant objects on display in the Egyptian galleries, yet it has never been analyzed or published. This volume addresses that glaring gap and provides for the first time a translation and discussion of the important texts on the object, along with analysis of the architectural evidence it provides.The block is part of the once intensely ornamented façade of a solar chapel ("sunshade") dedicated to princess Meritaten, the eldest daughter of Akhenaten and Nefertiti. The large (1100 kg) block originates in a chapel that was part of a royal ceremonial palace of Akhenaten named Per-Waenre ("the house of the Unique-one-of-Re"). Later, after demolition of the building, the block was reused in the city of Heliopolis as the base for a sphinx of king Merenptah (Dynasty 19). Subsequently the block underwent a final stage of reuse in Cairo in the Islamic Period where it was found ca. 1898 in the Mousky district of central Cairo. Because the block is such a major architectural element it provides considerable detail in the reconstruction of the essential appearance, decoration, and other aspects of the Meritaten sunshade.The volume addresses the significance of the piece and the Meritaten sunshade in the context of Akhenaten's monumental program. Major implications emerge from the analysis of E16230 providing further evidence on the royal women during Akhenaten's reign. The book examines two possibilities for the original location of the Per-Waenre in which the Meritaten sunshade stood. It may be part of a large Amarna Period cult precinct at Heliopolis, which may, like the capital city at Tell el-Amarna, have born the wider name Akhet-Aten, "Horizon of the Aten." Alternatively it could derive from Tell el-Amarna itself, possibly belonging to a hitherto unidentified palatial complex at that site. The book is a contribution to the study of one of the most debated eras of ancient Egyptian history focused on this long-ignored treasure of the Penn Museum's Egyptian collection. University Museum Monograph 144
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Wegner, Josef
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no index present
LC call number
DT68.8.W44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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University Museum monograph
Series volume
144
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  • Aten
  • Aten
  • Stele (Archaeology)
  • Temples
  • Temples
  • Egypt
  • Antiquities
  • Cults
  • Stele (Archaeology)
  • Temples
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • Egypt
  • HISTORY / Ancient / Egypt
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The Sunshade Chapel of Meritaten from the House-of-Waenre of Akhenaten
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Provenance and object history -- The block and its decoration -- The Aten cartouches and epithets -- Architectural inlay -- Reconstruction of the Meritaten Sunshade chapel -- The chapel of Meritaten and the Amarna period Sunshades -- The House-of-Waenre -- A Heliopolitan Horizon-of-the-Aten? -- Damnatio memoriae -- Ramesside reuse at Heliopolis -- Reuse of the Meritaten sunshade block in Islamic Cairo -- Conclusions
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unknown
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1 online resource (185 pages).
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online
Isbn
9781934536889
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
Other control number
10.9783/9781934536889
Specific material designation
remote
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  • 990103
  • 22573/ctv2rjdvb
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971364440
  • (OCoLC)ocn971364440
Label
The Sunshade Chapel of Meritaten from the House-of-Waenre of Akhenaten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Provenance and object history -- The block and its decoration -- The Aten cartouches and epithets -- Architectural inlay -- Reconstruction of the Meritaten Sunshade chapel -- The chapel of Meritaten and the Amarna period Sunshades -- The House-of-Waenre -- A Heliopolitan Horizon-of-the-Aten? -- Damnatio memoriae -- Ramesside reuse at Heliopolis -- Reuse of the Meritaten sunshade block in Islamic Cairo -- Conclusions
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (185 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781934536889
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.9783/9781934536889
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 990103
  • 22573/ctv2rjdvb
System control number
  • (OCoLC)971364440
  • (OCoLC)ocn971364440

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