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1. Tutmose, Nefertiti, was created during the 3. Ancient Egyptian art historical period around 1353-1336 BCE. 4. It is made of Painted limestone. 5. It was originally located in Akhetaten but is now located in Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Agyptisches Museum. It is believed Tutmose created this as a finished model to follow a carving or paintings for his royal patron.

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Queen Nefertiti - bust. Nefertiti Bust Painting The Nefertiti Bust is a 3,300-year-old painted limestone bust of Nefertiti, the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten, and one of the most copied works of ancient Egypt. Wikipedia

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Picture of the Nefertiti bust in Neues Museum, Berlin. Photo Credit

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The crowned head of Nefertiti, wife of Akhenaton. The sculpture was made by the famous sculptor Thutmose and was found in his workshop. Country of Origin: Egypt. Culture: Ancient Egyptian. Date/Period: Amarna period c.1373-1357 BC. Place of Origin: Tell el Amarna. Material Size: Painted limestone. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Egyptian Museum, Berlin .

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Nefertiti's bust in her display case at the Neues Museum, from the Society for the Promotion of the Egyptian Museum Berlin

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Who was Nefertiti?

Nefertiti was an Egyptian Queen and the wife of King Akhenaten, an Egyptian Pharaoh. Nefertiti, in Egyptian means, “the beautiful one has come”.

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