Princess with a side lock.
Reign of Akhenaten, 1353 - 1336 B.C.
Limestone; h. 15.4 cm, w. 10.1 cm, d. 35 cm
Department of Egyptian Antiquities. Louvre Museum, Paris
Picture Courtesy: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
This princess wears a heavy side lock that indicates youth in Egyptian art. This is probably Ankhesenpaaten. The princess wears a pleated garment adorned with a broad-collar. Interestingly, in carved relief the side lock is usually cut at a slant on the bottom, and it is the youngest princess who wears the lock cut strait. This practice does not seem to apply to statuary.