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Akhenaten The Spiritual Rebel

EGP750EGP8,000

Dimensions:  Mini (36 x 50 cm) Medium (36 x 50 cm)  Large (50 x 70 cm)  Extra Large (64 x 90 cm)

Inspired by a sunk relief from 1355-1336 BC, Amarna, modern day Minya, 300km south of Cairo; displayed at the Metropolitan museum in New York

Fine art print based on a collage designed by Dina Shalaby using handmade mosaics painted with acrylic colors. Digitally edited. 3 color options available.

20 limited edition prints available for each color option, regardless of size; signed and numbered by Dina Shalaby.

Brown
Light Green
Red
Clear
The price includes framing, local shipping and a product pack in papyrus binding (with certificate of authenticity, story behind the piece and words of wisdom from Ancient Egypt)
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Description

Description

STORY BEHIND THE PIECE

Akhenaten, one of the most famous pharaohs of Ancient Egypt and instigator of a radical cultural and spiritual revolution. In a very religious and traditional Egypt, he distilled and streamlined the religion of his ancestors, advancing a monotheistic core over ritual fragmentation and calling for a direct experience of the divine by regaining spiritual control from earthly institutions. Prophet or poet for some, madman and a fool for others, for the 17 years of his reign, Akhenaten was engaged in a draining struggle with the Amun ruling clergy. With the mesmerizing Nefertiti by his side, he built a new capital, Amarna, and transferred the court there from Thebes. His passionate conviction also gave birth to a new light, elegant and realistic art style that came to be known as the Amarna art. Unsurprisingly, Akhenaten’s reign ended with a coup and much of the Amarna art was destroyed. That is, until 3000 years later, to the end of the 19th century, the British Egyptologist Petrie Flinders discovered the temple of Aten in Amarna, reigniting the interest in the enigmatic pharaoh

Additional information

Additional information

Print Size

Extra Large, Mini, Medium, Large

Frame Options

Double Frame Black & Golden, Double Frame Black & Silver, Single Frame Black Wood, Single Frame Golden Wood, Single Frame White Wood, Without Frame

Color

Brown, Light Green, Red