Very Tall Egyptian Akhenaten Style Sculpture
Impressive 17.25″ tall sculpture. This odd shaped man resembles Pharaoh Akhenaten with an elongated head, extremities and features, with a ponch belly and female-like chest.
During his short reign (1351 BC -1337 BC) it is said that he instructed all artists to portray humans as they appeared, not in an idolized fashion as before (and after). This eye-catching figurine is obviously not a Pharaoh, as he is laboring with a jar on his head, but his features match that of the mysterious sun-worshipper Akhenaten. Some say that his strange appearance was because he was a mixed breed, half human – half alien, others says it was from a genetic disease.
Made of brass or bronze. A scratch test only revealed confusion. The metal appears more brass than bronze. The texture appears more bronze than brass. Slight hints of orange/red tone in metal.
Unsigned. Natural even-toned soft patina. Circa estimated 1920 – 1950. Made by hand. In perfect condition. Weighs 1.5 lbs.