At the heart of the image reflected by the politico-religious reform brought about by Pharaoh Akhenaten (Amarna period, 18th Dynasty, c. 1350 BCE) was his belief in Aten and his repudiation of the traditional pantheon. The evolution of the visual therianthropic (animal-man) hybridism of the king, a feature of the divine, can be traced through the course of Akhenaten’s reign, with compelling implications for our comprehension of his views on the nature of divinity and kingship.
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||Picturing Royal Charisma|
|Subtitle of host publication||Kings and Rulers in the Near East from 3000 BCE to 1700 CE|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2023|
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