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The Queen Nefertiti - III

Nefertiti (ca. 1370 BC – ca. 1330 BC) was the Great Royal Wife (chief consort) of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten.

She was made famous by her bust, one of the most copied works of ancient Egypt. It was attributed to the sculptor Thutmose, and it was found in his workshop. The bust is notable for exemplifying the understanding Ancient Egyptians had regarding realistic facial proportions. Some scholars believe that Nefertiti ruled briefly as Neferneferuaten after her husband's death and before the accession of Tutankhamun, although this identification is a matter of ongoing debate.

( Source: Wikipedia)

 

These pictures have been taken in Berlin Antikensammlung where the bust was exhibited for a short time before its definitive placement in the Neues Museum

 

Berlin, Neues Museum

   

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Taken on December 27, 2005