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Chapter Six Amenhotep IV (r. 1353-1337 BCE) Father was Amenhotep III who ruled a powerful empire with high levels of success Colossal Statue of Akhenaten, c. 1350 BCE From Karnak Representations of break/shift Sunken relief o Easier to produce o Easier to see in highly lit temple Focus on monotheism o Aten as sole god Akhenaten as sole intercessor for theAten Built brand new temples on “untainted” ground still at Karnak at Thebes but clearly separated from previous temples Stylistic shift in depiction of the king New capital atAmarna o Able to plan the city precisely Grid-like plan o New styles of building materials Smaller-cut stones Reconstructed talatat wall, c. 1350 BCE From temple ofAmenhotep IV At Karnak, Thebes After Amarna period, stones were repurposed o How archaeologists were able to reconstruct the walls/structures built during the time Relief from el-Amarna, c. 1345 BCE Sacred imperial family in an act of devotion Sunken relief Change in the way we see the family Queen Tiye, mother of Akhenaten, c. 1350 BCE Similar characteristics Emphasis on realism Precious materials Female Torso (Nefertiti?), c. 1345 BCE How this becomes the style of the period Not just about the king and queen Niche Stela of sculptor Bak and wife, c. 1340 BCE Voluptuous forms again with people outside the imperial family Busts of Nefertiti andAkhenaten, c. 1340 BCE From sculptor Thutmose’s studio at el-Amarna Work of extreme beauty (Nefertiti) Stone, plaster, paint (Nefertiti) Functioned as models from which master sculptures would then be made Stela from a house shrine of royal family andAten, c. 1345 BCE From el-Amarna Portrait of royal family in presence of theAten Aten is delivering everlasting life Also a religious icon Served to represent their devotion to the deity Shows realism/intimacy of family o Engagement/interaction