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Supper Part of a Colossal Statue of Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten)
JE 49258 Cairo Antiquity Museum
Size: Height: 75 cm; Width: 56 cm
Location: Batn Ihrit (Theadelphia)
Period: Roman Period (1st - 2nd Century AD)
This statue depicts the young king, Amenhotep IV prior to changing his name to Akhenaten and his move to Amarna. The king is represented dressed in a short, pleated skirt that completely sheathes his thighs. Around his writs and on his arms are bracelets containing the cartouches with the complicated name given to the deified solar disk, Re-Horakhty.
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