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The iconographic changes in the representation of Aten in Amarna and its implications in the Egyptian ideology

Grant number: 12/04294-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2012
Effective date (End): April 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - Ancient and Medieval History
Principal researcher:Marcelo Aparecido Rede
Grantee:Carolina Velloza Ferreira
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This Project proposes the analysis of iconographic sources and, occasionally of the written ones in the Amarnian period (Ancient Egypt, 1353 b.c -1335 b.c), with the objective of outlining the changes in Aten´s trajectory and representation inside the Egyptian Pantheon, in view of evaluating the hypotheses of that concepts, expressed both in visual and written way, were responsible in solidifying the mythical and, somewhat, propagandistic bases, constructed to sustain a new way of treating the world, the pharaoh and the god (Aten).

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