Nefertiti small sculpture
A smaller cast stone reproduction of the famous
statue of the Queen of Egypt, now in the Dahlem
Museum in Berlin. Nefertiti means "the Beautiful
one is Come". The bust was found by the German
professor Borchardtt in 1912 at Tel-El-Amarna,
ancient Akhetaton, which was the King's new
capital in Middle Egypt in what used to be the
workshop of the sculptor, Thutmes. Nefertiti was
the daughter of a high dignitary of the Pharaoh's
court. She was the wife of King Akhenaton who
ruled from 1379 to 1362 B.C. She was an influential
Queen but she is principally remembered for her
personal beauty and the lovely statue that was
carved centuries ago. Details of the life of the
beauteous Queen are veiled by the mist of time.
One of her six daughters was Ankhesenamun,
Tutankhamun's wife. Her tomb has never been
discovered. Nefertiti's bust was taken out of Egypt
under unclear circumstances to be taken to Berlin.
Product No: #274
Weight: 0.5 Lb.
Dimensions: W: 2.5" H: 5.5" D: 3.5"
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