This bust represents Queen Nefertiti, wife of Pharaoh Akhenaton. Her name, which means "The Beautiful has come", refers to the goddess Hathor.
Her beauty highlights the aesthetic Amarna revolution which accompanied the religious revolution of Amenhotep IV, who became Akhenaton and proclaimed the god Aton as the only god.
About the original work
Anonymous, Egypt - Reign of Amenhotep IV (circa 1365-1379 BC)
The work was discovered in 1912 at Amarna, the capital of the kingdom, during excavations under the direction of the Deutsche Orient.
Reproduction in patinated resin
Height: 27 cm.
Width: 13 cm
Depth: 19 cm
Weight: 3 kg
Origin: The work was discovered in 1912 in Amarna, the capital of the reign, during an excavation campaign led by Deutsche Orient Gesellschaft.
Period: Egypt, ca. 1365-1349 BC.
Museum: Berlin - Staatliche Museum