Okay, so blackberrycreek asked me for sources to back up her totally correct assumption that linking Amarna art to medical conditions is utter codswallop, and about halfway through writing an absurdly long fanmail I figured I’d just make a post because this is really interesting (to me, anyway).
So, I present: Akhenaten Didn’t Have Moobs, Pass it On
This is Akhenaten, previously known as Amenhotep IV, currently known sometimes as the ‘Heretic Pharaoh’ and who was, even by Egyptian Pharaonic standards (which is a high bar), completely and utterly full of himself.
Everyone loves a meglomanic with curves.
He’s also been accused of having man-boobs a lot because archaeologists have way too much time on their hands. It’s my pleasure to tell you that the moob theory is probably crap.