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This colossal figure of god Amun with the stylistic features of king Tutankhamun (18th Dynasty, 1336-1327 BC) stands adjacent to the wall of the sixth pylon in the courtyard of the god's sanctuary at Karnak. The statue, erected by Tutankhamun and originaly inscribed with his name was subsequently usurped by Horemheb, the last king of the 18th Dynasty. In the background is the obelisk erected by Hatshepsut (18th Dynasty, 1473-1458 BC).
The title The Hidden One refers to the egyptian name of Amun (Imn which is connected with the word to conceal) and it is indicative of the Egyptians' ideas on the god's nature to interpret it as the hidden one. In fact one of the description of Amun is hidden of aspect, misterious of form and according to hymns even other deities were unaware of his true appearance.

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