Ancient Egyptian architectonic element of the temple of Aten, Karnak, limestone, New Kingdom 18th Dynasty (1353-1336 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background<br />
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This crystaline block from the riugn of Amenhoptep IV was part of the railing of the temple of Aten in Karnak. It is os a double form cartouche, which usually enclose the name of the king. Here insted, it contains the names of the sun disk Aten, the one god of King Akhenaten : "Ra-Harakhty rising in the Horizon" "in the name as the light which is in Aten". The name of the king is carved on the sides. The objects is therefore a links god with the pharoah. Drovetti collection Cat 1378

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Ancient Egyptian architectonic element of the temple of Aten, Karnak, limestone, New Kingdom 18th Dynasty (1353-1336 BC). Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background

This crystaline block from the riugn of Amenhoptep IV was part of the railing of the temple of Aten in Karnak. It is os a double form cartouche, which usually enclose the name of the king. Here insted, it contains the names of the sun disk Aten, the one god of King Akhenaten : "Ra-Harakhty rising in the...
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