Amun

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    "Statue of Amun with features of Tutankhamun, provenance unknown, possibly Thebes, late Dynasty 18-early Dynasty 19 (1332-1292 BCE), greywacke

    Amun typically appears as a man wearing a tall, double-plumed headdress. His tall headdress is missing from this statue, but his crown bears traces of gilding. Amun wears the false beard of a deity, an elaborately beaded broad collar, and a short kilt decorated on the belt with a tyet-amulet, a symbol related both to the goddess Isis and to the ankh, the hieroglyph meaning “life”. The god also holds ankhs indicating his immortality. His hands, which have been intentionally cut back, may represent a deliberate alteration to allow the statue to fit into a shrine or a portable ceremonial boat used to carry it in processions. "

    www.museum.upenn.edu/new/exhibits/amarna/gallery2.shtml

    buddadvasu, Erdnaxela, lune0111, and 1 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. vintagedept 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Heritage Key, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. xerxespersepolis 73 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Gods and Goddesses from Ancient Civilizations, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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