Egyptian Art [073] Funerary Sculpture (006)

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Title Egyptian Art [073] Funerary Sculpture (006)
Collection Name and Number P0479 Lennox and Catherine Tierney Photo Collection
Photo Number Box 10, Egypt, Sculp, Relief, 32
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1977
Subject Egypt--History--New Kingdom,--ca. 1550- ca. 1070 B.C.--Photographs; Tombs--Egypt--Photographs; Pharaohs--Egypt--Photographs; Akhenaton, King of Egypt--Egypt--Photographs; Art, Egyptian--Egypt--Photographs; Sculpture--Egypt--Photographs; Statues--Egypt--Photographs; Human figure in art--Egypt--Photographs; Funeral rites and ceremonies--Egypt--Photographs; Grave goods--Egypt--Photographs; Egypt; Tombs; Art; Statues; Grave goods
Keywords Amarna; Akhetaton; Akhnaton; Akhnātūn; Ekhneten; Echnaton; Ikhnaton; Amenophis IV; Amenhotep IV; Displays
Spatial Coverage Tell el-Amarna (Egypt)
Description Photo shows an unfinished limestone sculpture of King Akhaton kissing a young female figure ( Meritaton / Merytaten ?), from Tell el Amarna, Egypt
Caption on Slide Akhnaton, unfinished limestone sculpture, Tell el Amarna, Egypt.
Additional Information Image was scanned from color slide. Note: King of the Eighteenth Egyptian Dynasty, Akhenaten reigned from approximately 1360 to 1343bce. Akhenaten is notable for having briefly replaced the entire Egyptian pantheon with a single deity, the Aten, the physical manifestation of the sun. It is now argued that the basis of the cult was the deification, while still alive, of Akhenaten's father, Amenhotep III as the living Aten. Certainly, the whole cult of the Aten was centered on the royal family, and it was possible to worship the deity only through his representative on Earth, the king. Akhenaten was born with the name Amenhotep which he continued to bear for the first five years of his reign as the fourth king of that name. It is possible that up to the first twelve years of the reign were spent ruling jointly with his father, with Egypt's principal religious capital remaining at Thebes. Here, a large temple to the Aten was built behind that of Amun-Re. king of the gods, of Karnak. However, in his fourth year Amenhotep IV decided to seek a unique cult center for the Aten, establishing a new city called Akhetaten (modern Tell el-Amarna), roughly halfway between Thebes and the civil capital, Memphis. At the same time, he changed his name from Amenhotep ("Amun is satisfied") to Akhenaten ("Effective Spirit of the Aten").--Encyclopedia of African History, Credo Reference Database.
Type Image
Creator Tierney, Lennox
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ARK ark:/87278/s6m622n8
Digitization Specifications Original scanned on Nikon Coolscan 5000 and saved as 2700 ppi TIFF. Display image generated in CONTENTdm as JP2000.
Donor Lennox Tierney; Catherine Tierney
Setname uum_lctpc
Date Created 2011-06-07
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 335367
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