Image Comparison – Sculptor Thutmose’s Complex
The sculptor Thutmose’s* home and workshop is located in the far end of the southern suburb of Akhetaten (Amarna).
*Thutmose is also known as Djhutmose.
The top image is from The Amarna Project – South Suburb, showing the sculptor Thutmose’s complex
If you have loaded the Google Earth program, the link below should take you to the “push-pin” location.
Click on the link and OPEN the KMZ file. Pushpin Link
What is this KMZ file extention for?
This PDF is in German, but has the sketches of Thutmose complex and neighborhood. “EMERGENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF METROPOLISES, Publications of the interdisciplinary working group city cultural research, I.A.S” In German : See PDF Page number 69 for The drawing shown below. The internal page is marked page 45.
The land development around the house of the sculptor Thutmose (after Borchardt/Ricke (1980) plan III). The grid squares have a side length of 200 m.
The Sculptor Thutmose’s complex is the structure on the far right of the drawing and is on the south-east side of the “street”
The image below has a better understanding of where the doorways and stairs to the second floor were located. I had wondered how the layout worked and how they traversed between the house and the workshop.
I also suspect that in the back by the graneries, there would also have been located a mudbrick oven. Other housing units of the time had the ovens outside of the home.
Also the Amarna model does not show the “garden” to contain any trees or bushes. The image that is sometimes, (mistakenly), attributed to Thutmose, is a square garden and well found on the wall of Amarna tomb no. 4, the high priest Meryra. In that square garden were planted many fruit trees and plants that had religious significance.
On Queen Hatshepsut’s the tomb wall, there is an image showing workers transporting trees in baskets. This could have also been done to transplant trees into the private gardens. Servants would have been in charge of seeing that the trees and shrubs were watered.