This short article highlights a relief from an Amarna balustrade that was offered for sale by the HVMC in July 2020. After introducing the main aspects of these monuments mainly used in the new capital of Tell el Amarna, we will identify the genuine elements of this relief. The intriguing appearance of this piece will allow us to address the thorny issue of hybrid fakes in Egyptology, as well as that of the ties between forgers, antiquities dealers and Egyptologists throughout the 20th century.
Garde M., Valerio M. (2022) "À propos d’un vrai-faux fragment de balustrade amarnienne " Authenticity Studies. International Journal of Archaeology and Art, 1(1), 30-42. DOI: 10.14658/PUPJ-AS-2022-1-4
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Authenticity Studies. International Journal of Archaeology and Art
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