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Egyptian Art at the Louvre – 4

A model of the Temple at Karnak as it might have appeared in its heyday.
Akhenaten, the heretic pharaoh, purveyor of monotheism centuries before Moses, husband to the beautiful Nefertiti and father to the most famous pharaoh of them all, Tutankhamun. Note how he ensured his image was not made into some idealized perfection but reflected his true visage, elongated face, protruding chin and all…
Wood is not a material conducive to being preserved, which makes this statue rare indeed. This beautiful statue of chancellor Nakhti, carved out of Acacia wood was discovered intact in the undisturbed grave of the self-same gentleman. For me, I cannot get over the awe of staring at a man across centuries and be able to call him by his name.

About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


3 thoughts on “Egyptian Art at the Louvre – 4

  1. Thank you, Dr. Hb for the tour and the history lesson, eloquently said.
    I’m so very moved by your last sentence.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 27/02/2019, 8:46 PM
    • I’m glad you’re liking these Amy. I’m trying to cut back on work a bit so I can post more. 🙂
      I’ve always been a history buff and my imagination makes time-travel easy for me! 😀

      Liked by 1 person

      Posted by hbhatnagar | 03/03/2019, 9:58 AM
      • Thank you so much, Dr, Hb for cutting back on work to make more posts for us to enjoy. I appreciate your sentiments toward these historic treasures.

        Liked by 1 person

        Posted by Amy | 03/03/2019, 10:36 PM

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