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Portrait of a King
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

A gilded wooden statue thought to represent Akhenaten portrays the pharaoh with a soft facial expression, sagging shoulders, and protruding belly. The small figure may have been placed in the shrine of a private home at Amarna. Once crowned, the controversial pharaoh changed his name to Akhenaten, moved Egypt’s capital, gave art a new look, and turned his back on an ages-old religious practice in order to worship a single god, Aten.




Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome 64
Lens: MicroNikkor 105mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1 second @ f/16
Weather Conditions: Interior
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Tungsten lights





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