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    Throughout history, artists have depicted women to uphold different ideals of beauty that directly correlated with the world around them. The Bust of Queen Nefertiti, depicting the grace and power of a dominant Egyptian queen that corresponds with both the views of women as well as idealized beauty of the Amarna period; the Venus of Urbino, a piece that portrays the ideals of beauty, of the Renaissance that still remains fairly unknown in purpose and depiction; and Judith Slaying Holofernes, picturing the high levels of drama as well as the overwhelming authority of the Catholic church common within the Baroque period through the portrayal of a strong and heroic woman. Though from different times, all of these works reflect upon the artistic…

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    Nefertiti was an extremely powerful Queen during the eighteenth dynasty, and to this day she remains one of the most famous Egyptian Queens to have ever ruled. Nefertiti translates to “the beautiful woman has come”. She is suspected to have been very tall, thin, and she was known as the most beautiful woman in all of Egypt during her time. At age 15 she married Amenhotep who is later known as Akenhaton. Even though she was the wife of King Akenhaton, she along with other women played a…

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    Uluburun Shipwreck Report

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    It looked like some type of large goblet/vase. It ended up being a Canaanite jar. This was the type of thing that was on the Uluburun shipwreck. Other things that were on the ship are: different types of ingots,(def. A block of some kind of metal, such as, Iron, Copper, Silver, or Gold), food, such as almonds and other nuts, pomegranates, olives, grapes, and wheat. Some of the weapons that were included on board were: Daggers, Arrowheads, spearheads, maces, swords, axes, and a various amount of…

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    Head Of Nefertiti

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    In some cases artifacts were not made to be focused and praised for their aesthetic value, in exception to when the class learned the Minoan culture made art for it’s own sake and embellished beauty. However, in most cultures well done craftsmanship, technique, idealized concepts were appreciated, such as the Egyptian pyramids, temples and funerary complexes where they exemplified how human civilizations exceeded in the architectural structures. Yet The Head of Nefertiti is a work of art because…

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    the artist because a three dimensional piece accentuates the form. Attention to form in this portrait is important because it emphasizes the female form, which can show that a childbearing body was important at that time in history. Limestone is a gritty stone and it may have been what the artist had at the time but it also contributes to the way the viewer perceives the woman because it feels very natural and earthy. The Bust of Nefertiti from Armana Egypt is more of a traditional example of…

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    Nefertiti Bust Analysis

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    The limestone painted bust of Nefertiti and was created in the 18th Dynasty between 1353-1335 BCE and was found in the workshop of sculptor, Thutmose. It was discovered in Amarna, Egypt in 1912 by a German archaeological team led by Ludwig Borchardt. Many art historians believe the bust to be a 3D sketch or model that may have been for other representations of Nefertiti, a closer inspection of the bust had revealed that the bust was not just painted limestone, but limestone that is covered in a…

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    Nick Drake’s Nefertiti: Book of the Dead is just one of many historical novel set in Ancient Egypt. Depicting the Amarna period in which king Akhenaten not only moved the capital of Egypt to his newly created city of Amarna, but also deemed all gods were inferior to Aten, the sun god, and set Egypt towards monotheism. The book follows Rahoter, a “seeker of mysteries,” (an ancient detective) called from Thebes to the new capital to solve a mystery he knows nothing of until he meets Akhenaten…

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    Nefertiti Research Paper

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    The Great Royal Queen Nefertiti is one of the most notable queens of Egyptian history. Not only was she known throughout the land for her beauty, but also for the elevated status she held as Queen. Together with her husband, the Pharaoh Akhenaten, they became most known for establishing a revolutionary change in their religion, when they moved Egypt into the direction of monotheism of the sun disc, Aten. This conversion also influenced a change in art style, as the discovery of Nefertiti’s…

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    historical situation, and exercise that power on behalf of themselves or others. Nefertiti, an Ancient Egyptian Queen, received her power and exercised her power similarly to Agrippina the Younger, the Roman Empress, even though they existed and ruled in very different contexts. Nefertiti was the wife of Akhenaten, and gained her power and influence through him. This is demonstrated in artistic portrayals of them, in that Nefertiti is often a similar size to Akhenaten and placed in the same…

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    The bust of Nefertiti was discovered by a German archaeological team led by Ludwig Borchardt in 1912 at Amarna. After transferring several times in different locations, the bust of Nefertiti finally settled in Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany. As the meaning of her name – “the beautiful one has come forth”, Nefertiti is one of the most famous and beautiful symbols of the ancient world. She was the Great Royal Wife of the Pharaoh Akhenaten of the 18th dynasty of Egypt. A great deal of the arts of…

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