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 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.


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