Sketches: King Tut & Akhenaten

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Akhenaten, King Tut’s father, must have had a supremely interesting face. These sketches are from an exhibit I visited a while ago on King Tut and Akhenaten stole the show for me. He imposed some serious religious reforms that were subsequently destroyed after his death.

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His reforms included eradicating old gods and replacing worship to one god, Aten, the sun disc. Tutankhamun’s original name, Tutankhaten, reflects this.

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The above is drawn from an extremely accurate reproduction of King Tut‘s mummy. The feet fascinated me.

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