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Head of a Queen

ThutmoseAmenophis (Amenhotep) IV. / Echnaton, 1351–1334 BCE

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Berlin, Germany

The tenon at the top of this head allowed for the attachment of a royal headdress, identifying this as a sculpture of a queen. It is often interpreted as a portrait of Nefertiti, shown here with soft features in the bloom of her youth.

Details

  • Title: Head of a Queen
  • Creator: Thutmosis
  • Date Created: Amenophis (Amenhotep) IV. / Echnaton, 1351–1334 BCE
  • Provenance: Donation James Simon, 1920
  • Type: Statue
  • Medium: Silified Quartzite, painted
  • Inv. no.: ÄM 21220
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-015418
  • External Link: Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Copyright: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Sandra Steiß
  • Collection: Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung | Ägyptisches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz

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