Digital Reconstruction of the Akhenaten Torso in the Brooklyn Museum

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Matei Traian Tichindelean


The Torso of Akhenaten in the Brooklyn Museum is an excellent example of Amarna style sculpture—an artistic technique employed during the reign of the “heretic” pharaoh Akhenaten. This study uses photogrammetry to render an accurate 3D state model and a subsequent reconstruction model intended to help address questions regarding the nature of worship centered on the Aten. The reconstruction is based on theological and royal iconography specific to the Amarna period. It sheds light on the religious reorganization of the New Solar Theology and aims to facilitate a better understanding of the role of royal statuary in the context of an Egyptian temple.


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Tichindelean, M. T. (2019). Digital Reconstruction of the Akhenaten Torso in the Brooklyn Museum. Studies in Digital Heritage, 3(1), 16–39.
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