Akhenaten - Amarna collection
Akhenaten statuette :-
Total height including stand - 13.2cm / 5 inches
Stand length - 7.5 cm / 2-7/8 inches
Akhenaten relief :-
Height - 8.8 cm / 3 inches
Width - 4 cm / 1-1/2 inches
Fauna relief :-
Length - 12.2 cm / 4-3/4 inches
Height - 5.5cm / 2-1/4 inches
On offer here is a fine sample of Amarna period art including a statuette a temple relief fragment and a personal talisman featuring a relief of the kneeling king. They are 3 rare replicas from Egypt's golden age of solar worship in the late 18th dynasty.
Firstly an extremely rare full statuette of the sun king himself - Akhenaten in striding pose presenting a stele. He wears a pleated shendyt kilt and wears the khepresh crown.
No writing was found on the stele, presumed eroded by time but It more than likely had fine, painted hieroglyphs of devotional praise for the Aten - sun god.
The face of the king, although small, is a good rendering of Akhenaten in the early period of his reign with striking cheek bones and slender limbs.
Traces of preserved line work on the face and body are recreated.
The small stele of Akhenaten also harks from the early Amarna period and features the names of the sun god Aten being held aloft by the kneeling, devoted king. His and Nefertiti's names are also present here.
Finally a fragment of a fauna relief. Scenes featuring plants and animals were very much a part of the decorative schemes of palace and temples. The appreciation of the natural world took on a new importance during this period with realistic, action poses and more variations in subject matter.
The king's mantra - living in 'Maat' or truth, when applied to the arts, sought to show the world in a less constrained manner pushing the boundaries of Egyptian artistic style and expression.
All pieces are made of a limestone and quartzite composition stone with natural pigments used to highlight the details.
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