Nefertiti

Nefertiti

About Nefertiti

Nefertiti (ca. 1370 BC ca. 1330 BC) was the Great Royal Wife (chief consort) of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshiped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc. Nefertiti had many titles including Hereditary Princess; Great of Praises; Lady of Grace, Sweet of Love; Lady of The Two Lands; Main Kings Wife, his beloved; Great Kings Wife, his beloved, Lady of all Women; and Mistress of Upper and Lower Egypt. She was made famous by her bust, now in Berlin's Neues Museum, shown to the right. 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. The bust is notable for exemplifying the understanding Ancient Egyptians had regarding realistic facial proportions.

Contributions by Markh, Paul Barlow, and Thanatosimii.