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Akhenaton, Nefertiti

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Akhenaton, Nefertiti, and three daughters is a carving on limestone. The mood is informal and anecdotal. Akhenaton lifts one of his daughters in order to kiss her. Another daughter sits on Nefertiti's lap and gestures toward her father while the youngest daughter reaches out to touch a pendant on her mother's crown. Such an intimate portrayal of the pharaoh and his family is unprecedented in Egyptian art. In the upper part, in the middle of the stela is the disk of the Aten, whose rays end in hands holding the symbol of life (Ankh) and are thereby depicted as life-bringing. In the background there are various inscriptions with the names and titles of the people depicted. The stela is bordered on three sides by a band of further hieroglyphs,
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