Egypt Amarna - New Kingdom and Later Egyptian Art The...

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New Kingdom and Later Egyptian Art The Amarna Period Tutankhamun Ramesses Ptolemaic Period
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Akhenaten, 18 th Dynasty, ruled c. 1353-1336 BCE Began his reign as Amenhotep V, changed his name in the 5 th year of his rule Shifted the capital to Amarna, built a new city and temple centers Decreed that Egyptians should worship him and through him the sun disk Aten instead of the traditional Egyptian Pantheon Rule was nearly erased after his death, priesthood of Amun took over again. The erasure was so complete that there was no knowledge of his rule until the late 19 th century when traces of his reign were unearthed
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Queen Tiy, 3 ¾”, c. 1352 BCE Akhenaten’s Mother
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Colossal figure of Akhenaten, temple of Aten at Karnak, approx. 16 ft tall Characteristics of the Amarna Style: Long face and bulging “alien” skull Prominent chin Big lips Narrow shoulders Wide hips Potbelly
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Statue of Akhenaten
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