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The Heretic King. Akhenaten

.About four years into his reign, the Pharaoh Amenhotep IV changed his name to Akhenaten. He was responsible for the most drastic changes in ancient Egypt, a society that prided itself on the ideals of tradition and stability. This is known as the Amarna period. You can see by the images above, the art of Egypt no longer showed the pharaoh as a perfect human specimen. Note the wide hips, thin waist, and facial features that radically depart from traditional Egyptian styles. Was he afflicted or perhaps deformed? Most scholars believe that it was simply an artistic convention. Religion also changed dramatically during this period; Akhenaten abolished the worship of many gods and brought about a monotheistic religion. His new god was called, Aten. Aten was described as being the creative force in the universe. It manifested itself as a solar disc with rays extending out, ending as hands.

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Akhenaten

Original Hand Carved Limestone Sculpture Of Pharoah Akhenaten (with Coa's)** picture
Original Hand Carved Limestone Sculpture Of Pharoah Akhenaten (with Coa's)**
$1250.0


Ancient Egyptian Egypt Antiques Statue Akhenaten And Nefertiti 1345–1337 Bc picture
Ancient Egyptian Egypt Antiques Statue Akhenaten And Nefertiti 1345–1337 Bc
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Marvel Universe: The End #1 P.9 - Akhenaten And Silver Surfer Art By Jim Starlin picture
Marvel Universe: The End #1 P.9 - Akhenaten And Silver Surfer Art By Jim Starlin
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Rare Egyptian Antiques Egypt Statue King Akhenaten Mask Black Carved Stone Bc picture
Rare Egyptian Antiques Egypt Statue King Akhenaten Mask Black Carved Stone Bc
$275.0


Vintage Egyptian Stone Carved Sculpture, King Akhenaten, Cobra, 12
Vintage Egyptian Stone Carved Sculpture, King Akhenaten, Cobra, 12" Egypt, Nice
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Marvel Universe: The End #1 P.17 - Akhenaten - 2003 Signed Art By Jim Starlin picture
Marvel Universe: The End #1 P.17 - Akhenaten - 2003 Signed Art By Jim Starlin
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Marvel Universe: The End #2 P.16 - Akhenaten Flashback - 2003 Art By Jim Starlin picture
Marvel Universe: The End #2 P.16 - Akhenaten Flashback - 2003 Art By Jim Starlin
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Egyptian Art Antiques Statue Meritaten Akhenaten Daughter Carved Stone 1356-bce picture
Egyptian Art Antiques Statue Meritaten Akhenaten Daughter Carved Stone 1356-bce
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Statue Bust Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep Iv Akhenaten Museum Replica Art picture
Statue Bust Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep Iv Akhenaten Museum Replica Art
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Lovely Egyptian Bust Statue / Sculpture - Akhenaten Statue For Home Decoration picture
Lovely Egyptian Bust Statue / Sculpture - Akhenaten Statue For Home Decoration
$125.0


Handmade Painted Akhenaten Worshipping Aten - Egyptian Original Papyrus picture
Handmade Painted Akhenaten Worshipping Aten - Egyptian Original Papyrus
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Silver Ancient Egyptian King Akhenaten Adjustable Ring Unisex Made In Egypt  picture
Silver Ancient Egyptian King Akhenaten Adjustable Ring Unisex Made In Egypt
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Head Bust Of Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten Akhenaton Sculpture Statue Reproduction picture
Head Bust Of Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten Akhenaton Sculpture Statue Reproduction
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**rare** Genuine Hand Painted Authentic Egyptian Papyrus (akhenaten & God Aten) picture
**rare** Genuine Hand Painted Authentic Egyptian Papyrus (akhenaten & God Aten)
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Lime Stone Ancient Egyptian Head Of Akhenaten Pharaoh Statue picture
Lime Stone Ancient Egyptian Head Of Akhenaten Pharaoh Statue
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Beautiful Akhenaten Worshipping Aten Wall Sculpture / Monotheism Stella Plaque picture
Beautiful Akhenaten Worshipping Aten Wall Sculpture / Monotheism Stella Plaque
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Sunk Relief Of Akhenaten Offering Bouquet To Aten While Behind Him His Daughter picture
Sunk Relief Of Akhenaten Offering Bouquet To Aten While Behind Him His Daughter
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Xxl Huge Signed Handmade Papyrus Egyptian King Akhenaten Art Painting..38
Xxl Huge Signed Handmade Papyrus Egyptian King Akhenaten Art Painting..38" X 26"
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King Akhenaten, Nefertiti/daughters Copper Plaque-hand Made In Egypt-king Tut picture
King Akhenaten, Nefertiti/daughters Copper Plaque-hand Made In Egypt-king Tut
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Vtg Signed Egyptian Papyrus Hand Paint Akhenaten & Nefertiti  Framed 30.5
Vtg Signed Egyptian Papyrus Hand Paint Akhenaten & Nefertiti Framed 30.5" X 24"
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