Religion and Culture in the Time of Amenhotep III


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Religion and Culture in the Time of Amenhotep III: An Analysis of “Statue of Sekhmet” (1360 BCE) as the Goddess of Power during the 18th Dynasty
This cultural and artistic study will analyze the important significance of Sekhmet as the goddess power in the religious representation of Amenhotep III in “Statue of Sekhmet” (1360 BCE). During the 18th Dynasty in ancient Egypt, the obsession of the Amenhotep III with the goddess Sekhmet is obvious in this sculpture as he used it as a ritual means to defend and honor her power throughout the kingdom. By examining the cultural importance of this statue, the formal qualities of design refer to the power of Amenhotep as an equally powerful pharaoh during his forty-year reign. The symbolic...
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