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    The Nefertiti Bust

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    The iconic bust of Nefertiti is part of the Egyptian Museum of Berlin collection and currently on display in the Neues Museum. The Nefertiti Bust is a 3,300-year-old painted stucco-coated limestone bust of Nefertiti, the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Martin Fox, an art historian stated, “The bust of Nefertiti is 47 centimetres tall and weighs about 20 kilograms. It is made of a limestone core covered with painted stucco (fine plaster) layers. The face is completely symmetrical and mostly intact, but the left eye no longer exists from ageing. The pupil of the right eye is quartz that has been inserted with black paint and fixed with beeswax. The background of the eye-socket is limestone. Nefertiti wears…

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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,…

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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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    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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    Queen Nefertiti Bust Essay

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    The cultural artifact that I propose to study is the bust of the Queen Nefertiti who was an Egyptian queen and the Royal Wife of the Pharaoh Akhenaten. The Queen is known to the modern world for her famed illuminous bust that now resides in Berlin’s museum. Nefertiti’s bust was created by the sculptor Thutmose and was discovered in his workshop by the German archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt. The bust is an example of providing us, the Ancient Egyptians examples of art and how they regard facial…

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    The sculptures of the Bust of Nefertiti and the Pharaoh Menkaure and his queen Khamernebty II are both represented as full round, however, there are many differences between the two. For example, the Bust of Nefertiti was created during the Armana art period. Where art is noted for its artistic style, which is drastically different from conventional styles of art and centered around the worship of Aten. The Armana period focused more on natural beauty and depicted its art with color and a more…

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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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    to 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…

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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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    I chose Nefertiti because she is one of the most powerful women in ancient history. She was the Great Royal Wife of the Pharaoh, Akhenaten, and therefore queen. As most pharaoh's had many wives, only the Great Royal Wife or chief consort was queen. It was the children of the Great Royal Wife whom inherited the throne, as well. She and her husband left a rather large mark on Egyptian history and Culture even changing the religion and capital of Egypt. Transforming the polytheistic religion into a…

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