Talatat are stone blocks (on average 55 x 25 x 25 cm) used to construct Akhenaten’s Aten temples and palaces. Because they were all the same handy size it was possible to build things quickly. After the death of Akhenaten, his temples were quickly dismantled and the blocks reused in vast numbers in other constructions. Talatat installation, Luxor Museum.
Panel from a Hathor Column Period: Late Period Dynasty: Dynasty 26–30 Date: 688–342 B.C. Geography: Egypt Medium: Cedar Dimensions: H. 44.8 cm (17 5/8 in); w. 26.7 cm (10 1/2 in) Credit Line: Gift of Joseph W. Drexel, 1889