Akhenaten's worship of
Aten as the sole god of creation was revolutionary. The stela of Wesi shows the worship of
the god of the afterlife, Osiris, one of the many gods to whom Egyptians had prayed for
centuries. The relief from the Great Palace at Amarna depicts Akhenaten's worship of Aten,
the light within the sun's disk. See how some elements remained the same, some changed
of the god
Purpose of the relief
Stela of Wesi
Reign of Amenhotep III, 13901353 B.C.
Staatliche Sammlung Aegyptischer Kunst, Munich
Decorated balustrade fragment
Reign of Akhenaten, 13531336 B.C.
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
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