- Oct 2011
- Italy, Lago Maggiore
There are two nice examples where this particular sphinx with the head of Akhenaten is offering to the Aten where we can note the same layout of the cartouches with the one of Nefertiti following the two of the Monarch and the ones of the Aten.I think that is very likely as both are named.
In this case the cartouche of Nefertiti Neferneferuaten [Living Forever in the Eternity] is the first one on the left.
While here it's the first one on the right. And in this depiction we see the sphinx offering the Aten to the Aten ...
 An interesting aspect is that this peculiar configuration can be dated to the first part of the reign of Neferkheperure: the cartouches of the Aten still show symbols of traditional deities, so they are in the early form.
 An other meaningful detail of these depictions is that Nefertiti's cartouche is followed by the same statements following the two of the Aten [substantially it seems that Nefertiti's cartouche puts together them]. In fact also the Aten is Living Forever in the Eternity.