An Egyptian Amarna style plaster bust of Nefertiti

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Lot 34
An Egyptian Amarna style plaster bust of Nefertiti

Sold for £ 1,320 (US$ 1,651) inc. premium
An Egyptian Amarna style plaster bust of Nefertiti
Wearing the tall flat-topped dark blue-green crown decorated with an encircling polychrome band knotted at the back, a golden uraeus extending upwards above the wide golden headband, her finely-structured face with full lips coloured a deep brownish-red, the eyes and brows delineated in black, wearing a floral broad collar in yellow, red and green beneath her slender neck, 19½in (49.5cm) high, mounted

Footnotes

  • This bust is a replica of the famous 'Berlin' painted limestone and gypsum bust of Nefertiti excavated from the workshop of the chief sculptor Thuthmosis at Tell el Amarna in 1912. It is now in the Ägyptisches Museum, Berlin (inv. no. 221 300) and is one of the most enduring images from the canon of Egyptian art.

    Literature:
    Cf. D. Arnold, The Royal Women of Amarna: Images of Beauty from Ancient Egypt, (New York, 1996), p.65.
An Egyptian Amarna style plaster bust of Nefertiti
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