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The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnak$
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Lise Manniche

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9789774163494

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774163494.001.0001

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(p.85) Chapter 3 Interpretation
The Akhenaten Colossi of Karnak

Manniche Lise

American University in Cairo Press

Almost every Egyptologist has their opinion when it comes to the structures of the Akhenaten and the colossi in particular. In order to identify and establish colossi, there are different exercises formed. The appearance of colossi has naturally caused relation to the “Osiris pillars” in terms of their architectural contexts. While numerous examples have been given to identify colossus, an author states the name of his wife as the name of colossus. For clearer identification, the inscriptions given served as a big help. Furthermore, numerous examples testify to the fact that it was common for a king to lend his facial features to representations of a deity.

Keywords:   Egyptologist, Akhenaten, colossi, Osiris pillars, colossus, inscriptions, king, deity

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