The slanting eye, heavy lips, and the drooping chin here are easily recognised as the pharaoh Akhenaten.
This piece is a ‘sculptor’s model’ from Amarna. Such models are slabs of stone on which the representation is thought to be a master’s model for his assistants to follow while decorating a wall with relief or, alternatively, an apprentice’s study piece.
The king’s image appears to be unfinished, lacking characteristic furrows and lines and the royal uranus.
150 x 120mm.