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Statue head of Nefertiti

Artist unknown18th Dynasty, c. 1350 BCE

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Berlin, Germany

The heads of the statues of Nefertiti in brown quartzite and grey granite and the littlequartzite head of the secondary wife Kiya are clearly unfinished, as their still-unpolished surface indicates. The pegs on the head were designed to provide anchoring points for a crown.

Details

  • Title: Statue head of Nefertiti
  • Creator: Artist unknown
  • Date Created: 18th Dynasty, c. 1350 BCE
  • Provenance: Donation James Simon, 1920
  • Type: Statue
  • Medium: Granodiorite
  • Inv. no.: ÄM 21358
  • 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, Sandra Steiß || Text © Prestel Verlag / Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Collection: Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung | Ägyptisches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz

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