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August 06, 2007 02:18PM
> As to royal interest in stone: Do you not recall
> the story of Amenemhet I who, as vizier, recorded
> that he went with an army of 10,000 (some sources
> say 1,000) men into the Wadi Hammamat to seek and
> retrieve a fine set of stone suitable for the lid
> of the king's (Mentuhotep IV) sarcophagus? The
> text says that they were led to the block by a
> pregnant gazelle which, having dropped its young
> on to the stone to mark it, was immediately
> sacrificed on the block, as the vizier and his
> troops saw it as an omen that the stone was the
> "right" stone for the king's use.

I hadn't heard that sory--and yes it would be a good omen, as a birth would =rebirth.


> So, yes, I think that the stone was of interest to
> the subject, as well as the sculptor. Amarna
> reliefs in nobles' tombs show the sculpting of
> statues within the royal palace itself (de Garies
> Davies 1905: 13-15; Plate XVIII (tomb of Huya)),
> which seems to imply that Akhenaten, at the very
> least, was very much interested in the stone
> chosen for his royal statuary of his family.

Akhenaten seems to have been acutely interested in the arts. There were probably two factors at play (probably more!) One, he loved the arts themselves, with their creative energy; and 2, he recognised their uses for propagating his new religion. I was going to say propaganda, but that doesn't really fit the 18th D. Aldred pointed out that art was the mass media of the day.
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