Neferneferuaten Nefertiti Bust | The beauty has come, 1370 – 1330 BC / Photos by: Fritz Zielesch / Jurgen Schadeberg / Jochen Blume / Anna Riwkin (1930s-1960s)

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              The crowned head of Nefertiti, Photo by Werner Forman                                        The iconic bust of Nefertiti is part of the Egyptian Museum of                                                                                                                                                                      Berlin collection, currently on display in the Neues Museum.
Size Height: 48 centimetres (19 in)
Created: 1345 BC: by Thutmose, ancient Egypt
Discovered: 1912: Amarna, Egypt

Neferneferuaten-Nefertiti in hieroglyphs

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Neferneferuaten Nefertiti
Beautiful are the Beauties of Aten, the Beautiful one has come

Neferneferuaten Nefertiti (c. 1370 – c. 1330 BC) was an Egyptian queen and the Great Royal
Wife of Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious
revolution, in which they worshipped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc. With her husband, she
reigned at what was arguably the wealthiest period of Ancient Egyptian history. Some scholars
believe that Nefertiti ruled briefly as Neferneferuaten after her husband’s death and before the
accession of Tutankhamun, although this identification is a matter of ongoing debate. If Nefertiti
did rule as Pharaoh, her reign was marked by the fall of Amarna and relocation of the capital
back to the traditional city of Thebes.

She was made famous by her bust, now in Berlin’s Neues Museum. The bust is one of the most
copied works of ancient Egypt. It was attributed to the sculptor Thutmose, and it was found in
his workshop.
 Jochen Blume, Corny Collins  in the ethnological museum Berlin-Dahlem, with the head of Nefertiti, 1961
 Jochen Blume, Corny Collins  in the ethnological museum Berlin-Dahlem, with the head of Nefertiti, 1961
Monday’s cleaning works in the Berlin Museums: Cleaning the showcase with the bust of Nefertiti
Wolff & Tritschler, Bust of Nefertiti in a museum in Wiesbaden, Germany

Jurgen Schadeberg, The famous bust of Nefertiti, at the Dahlem Museum in West Berlin, 1961
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The bust of Nefertiti, Berlin, 1963
Fritz Zielesch, Berlin: an assistant produces copies of Nefertiti bust, 1930s

Fritz Zielesch, 1930s
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Anna Riwkin, Anna as Nefertiti, 1930
France Gall, Nefertiti, 1967
(Serge Gainsbourg)

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