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A Colossal Statue of Akhenaten

Akhenaten, known before the fifth year of his reign as Amenhotep IV.

This statue is originally from the Temple of the Aten at Karnak. Here we see the king standing, wearing a kilt that hangs below his swollen stomach. It is tied with a belt, decorated with his royal cartouche. He wears the Pschent, Double Crown of Upper and Lower Egypt, as well as the Khat-headdress. In his hands he holds the crook and flail, symbols of power and authority. His features are presented in the typical style of the Amarna Period, with narrow slanting eyes, a long thin face, and thick lips.

Amarna Period, New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Akhenaten, ca. 1353-1336 BC. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.