Akhenaten & Nefertiti

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Elsie McLaughlin
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published on 27 July 2017
Akhenaten & Nefertiti

This small, painted votive statue depicts the Pharaoh Akhenaten and his Great Wife Nefertiti holding hands (a notedly unusual pose in New Kingdom artwork). The king wears the blue "kheperesh" crown, and the queen sports the flat-topped blue crown that has become associated with her image. In keeping with the typical Amarna Period artistic conventions, both Akhenaten and Nefertiti are depicted with slightly distorted features and proportions, and both male and female figures display a similar body type. (c. 1345 BCE, after Regnal Year 9, on display in the Louvre Museum, Paris).

About the Author

Elsie McLaughlin
Elsie McLaughlin is an aspiring Egyptologist, whose areas of interest include the Amarna Period, gender, female kingship, and the history of the early New Kingdom, as well as the relationship between royal women & warfare in the New Kingdom.

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McLaughlin, E. (2017, July 27). Akhenaten & Nefertiti. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/6919/

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McLaughlin, Elsie. "Akhenaten & Nefertiti." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 27, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/image/6919/.

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McLaughlin, Elsie. "Akhenaten & Nefertiti." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 27 Jul 2017. Web. 13 Dec 2019.

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