– 400 C.E.
Ancient Cultures

Thutmose's Bust of Nefertiti (Amarna Period)


Thutmose (Tuthmosis), Model Bust of Queen Nefertiti, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, c. 1340 B.C.E., limestone, plaster, crystal, wax, 19-5/8 inches / 50 cm tall (Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection/Neues Museum, Berlin)

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker

Royal court records refer to the sculptor, Thutmose, as "The King's favorite and as master of the works." Here he portrayed the Queen, Nefertiti, whose name literally means "the Beautiful One is Here" in what was likely a study or prototype from which other sculptures could be made.

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