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Egypt Picture - Statuette of Akhenaten with Female Figure


Statuette of Akhenaten with Female Figure

Statuette of Akhenaten with Female Figure


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Statuette of Akhenaten with Female Figure

Description:

One of the most unusual unfinished works found in Egypt, at a sculptor's workshop at Tell El-Amarna. Made of limestone, it measures 39.5 cm tall. Akhenaten is identifiable because he is wearing the Blue Crown with a uraeus. He is holding a young female figure on his knees. The scene portrayed strays from the classic repertory of Egyptian art. The two figures are represented in the act of kissing, a degree of intimacy that has few parallels in the art of the Nile Valley.


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