This article presents the hypothesis that there was a leafy courtyard with a pool in the shape of an inverted T in front of the small Aten temple. Under the reign of Ânkheperurê, this courtyard may have been dismantled to make way for the presumed Coronation Hall also known as Smenkhkarê Hall. The demonstration is based on two comparative studies: between the rewarding scenes which show the distribution of the « gold of honour » by Akhenaten and Nefertiti, and between the architectural representations of temples from the Amarna tombs with the plans of the Aten temples themselves and archaeological facts. The article ends with an attempt to rebuild this supposed state of the Small Aten temple by means of digital models.