An Analysis of Selected Works in Amarna Period of Ancient Egyptian Art
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Keywords

Amarna
Egypt
Iconography
Maat
Naturalism
psychoanalysis

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Ese Odokuma-Aboderin, PhD. (2018). An Analysis of Selected Works in Amarna Period of Ancient Egyptian Art. Liwuram - Journal for the Humanities, 19(1), 35 - 51. Retrieved from http://journals.unimaid.edu.ng/index.php/liwuram/article/view/45

Abstract

Quite a number of studies have been documented on themes, concerning Egyptian art and culture. Since its discovery, a lot of information regarding, form, significance, belief systems and kingship patterns exist. One of the most significant Pharaoh who existed in Egyptian history was Akhenaten who is the subject of this discourse. His style and way of life made him different from any other king in the Old or New Kingdoms. His unique achievement and how he used “Maat” truthfully is the bane of this study. The methods of enquiry areiconography and psychoanalysis. These methods would be systematically integrated into the body of the work. The results show that the New Kingdom under the rulership of Akhenaten witnessed tremendous development. This was reflected in their art works, architecture and pattern of leadership.

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