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    Egyptian Art History

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    in today. Art, according to Merriam-Webster is defined as "paintings, sculptures and drawings created to be beautiful or to represent expressed feelings or ideas". History is revealed everyday throughout the world of art and meanings behind them. Ancient Egyptian history has always been a fascination for many people. Egypt holds a great amount of importance within Art history. To most, when you hear of Ancient Egypt, you think about two things: Mummies and Pyramids. Considering this, there is a lot more to Egypt that h been publicized. Egypt, like many other cultures went through a transition after a certain time, these times or eras were known as Dynasties. During the Amarna…

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    A View into Three Art Periods Amarna Style Although Egypt has a vast and rich history the style ushered in by Akhenaten may be one of the most important in ancient Egyptian history. The rule of Amenhotep IV began in 1350 B.C. During his reign, his devotion to the sun god Aten caused the Egyptians to transform into a more monotheistic society. Following the beginning of his rise to power Amenhotep IV soon changed his name to Akhenaten and promptly moved the capitol to a new city named Akhetaten…

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    began shifting his beliefs towards Amun. He was so devoted to Amun that he ended up starting a structural project, which consisted of building a temple specifically dedicated to the worship of Aten, the sun god (Kemp). Shortly after this, he ended up introducing a new take on religion in Egypt, the worshipping of a single God. The God that he chose to worship, was Aten. He was so devoted to Aten that he ended up changing his name to Akhenaten, which translates to “he who praises Aten” (Ismail). …

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    The Amarna letters (Campbell 1960) date roughly around the mid-fourteenth century B.C. and the Uluburun shipwreck (Fawcett and Zietsman 2012) dates from around 1300 BC. The timeline of the two are close enough to warrant some discussion on their possible linkages. Any such existing linkages may bring clarity in our understanding of the importance of gift exchanges in the Middle East and Mediterranean in the 2nd and 1st Millennium BCE. The Amarna letters can be considered as historical evidence…

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    How Akhenaten radically altered artistic representations of royalty to influence the social order during the Amarna period. Physical art forms and the written word that may accompany them are the result of a society or individual representing itself in a controlled manner. It is for that reason that, in looking at how Akhenaten changed the Egyptian social order during the Amarna period, I will be focusing particularly on his changes to artistic representations of the royal family, and how they…

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    that are found in art from Amarna Period. The Relief of Princess with an Earring is a sunken relief sculpture that is made out of limestone.…

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    The destruction of the memory of Akhenaten’s reign became law, and later pharaohs attempted to destroy any evidence of the Aten religion and Akhenaten himself. There was already random vandalism at Amarna, and some of the talaat stone had been used for other building projects, but after Tutankhamun’s death a serious, official campaign of destruction began. As described by Cyril Aldred, “Figures of Amarna royalty had been defaced in reliefs and statuary and their names expunged. Their memorials…

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    Amarna is a city that is separated. The separation occurs within the title of nobility or one of a commoner. This was the urban plan, or the central idea of the design of the city. Since this was a capital city in the Egyptian empire, the nobles cannot be living at the same level or area as the people they rule over. That would be a disgrace! The city designers too this ideal and made all their designs for the city around that image. When any large metropolitan area is created, the organization…

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    age upon becoming pharaoh is a matter of guesswork and his age was never specified in ancient texts. Amenhotep IV went through the rites of passage into adulthood at about the age of 14.” ” In any case, Prince must have been of an age to be able to sire children upon attaining the kingship. Since he had one daughter by the first year of his reign, this could place him at as young as eleven or twelve,” Lopez continues. Lorenz also points out that “the Akhenaten was married to Nefertiti, who is…

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    Akhenaten Religious System

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    actively worshipped Aten. This would classify the religious system of the time period as a monolatry. The rule of Akhenaten and contemporary artistic style is now known as the Amarna period, named after the location to which the king and queen relocated their royal residence. While…

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