"Beauty of Aten, the Beautiful one has come"
Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten
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
Nefertiti had many titles including Hereditary Princess; Great of Praises; Lady
of Grace, Sweet of Love; Lady of The Two Lands; Main King's Wife, his beloved;
Great King's Wife, his beloved, Lady of all Women; and Mistress of Upper and
She was made famous by her bust, 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.
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.
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The bust of Nefertiti from the Agyptisches Museum
is presently in the Neues Museum.
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