Bronze, solid cast
Overall: 13.1 x 2.7 x 3.7 cm (5 3/16 x 1 1/16 x 1 7/16 in.)
Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1914.679
In this statue of Amen-Ra, the principal deity of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, his sun disk and double plume crown (here viewable as partial remains) represent his mystical powers, such as bringing light to the sky. In the Rick Owens ensemble, a light bulb helmet is reminiscent of the physical and mythological characteristics of Amen- Ra’s double plume crown. After a trip to Egypt, Owens designed his fall 2022 men’s collection, which centered around symbols associated with ancient Egyptian deities, playing into the mainstream mystical interest about that religion.
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