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king-akhenaten-30x40cm-hand-painted-on-dark-papyrus-made-in-egypt

king-akhenaten-30x40cm-hand-painted-on-dark-papyrus-made-in-egypt

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This papyrus depicts King Akhenaten Bust with crossed arms holding a Crook and Flail.

This Genuine Papyrus is grown, made into papyrus scrolls and then hand painted by some of the best Artists in all of Egypt. All Papyrus's comes with a certificate of Authenticity.

King Akhenaten

Akhenaten also spelled Echnaton, Akhenaton, Ikhnaton, and Khuenaten; meaning "Effective for Aten") known before the fifth year of his reign as Amenhotep IV (sometimes given its Greek form, Amenophis IV, and meaning Amun is Satisfied), was a pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt who ruled for 17 years and died perhaps in 1336 BC or 1334 BC. He is especially noted for abandoning traditional Egyptian polytheism and introducing worship centered on the Aten, which is sometimes described as monotheistic or henotheistic. An early inscription likens the Aten to the sun as compared to stars, and later official language avoids calling the Aten a god, giving the solar deity a status above mere gods.

PAPYRUS

Our English word "paper", is derived from the word "papyrus", an Egyptian word that originally meant "that which belongs to the house"

Strips are soaked in water to remove the sugar content, the strips are pounded and the water drained away, after which they are placed side by side, overlapping slightly. A second set of strips are placed at right angles to the first, again overlapping slightly. The raw papyrus sheet is pounded once again, and left under a heavy weight (usually a stone slab) to dry for approximately six days. The remaining sugar within this concoction seals the strips together. Finally, after drying the surface of the sheet is polished to a smooth finish by rubbing (for example, with a shell or a piece of smooth ivory). Though during various periods of Egyptian history, this process could be slightly different, some papyrus continues to be made in a similar manner today.

Size; 32cm(H) x 43cm(L)

This Item is Handcrafted and Made in Egypt.


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