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King Akhenaten with his Wife Kiya (?)

By Jacqueline Engel

Statue of King Akhenaten with his Wife Kiya (?)

Although this statue is unfinished, it is one of the masterpieces of this period.
It depicts King Akhenaten holding his second wife Kiya (?) on his knee.
The king seats on a stool wearing the blue crown (Khepresh), while his wife wears a wig and has her head turned affectionately towards her husband. This statue portrays a moment that was represented only in the Amarna period.

Limestone;
New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Akhenaten;
Tell Al-Amarna, Tuthmosis Workshop;
JE.44866.

Egyptian Museum Caïro

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