Nefertiti Bust Analysis

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The Nefertiti Bust is a picture that is believed to be 3300 years old. It was a stucco coated bust of Nefertiti made of and is made of limestone. Nefertiti was regarded as the great royal wife of the then Egyptian Pharaoh known as Akhenaton. Sculptor Thutmose is believed to have crafted the work in the year 1345 BC since it was discovered in his workshop found in Amarna in Egypt. The art is one of the arts that has been copied severally in the ancient Egypt. As a result of that work, Nefertiti has subsequently become one of the women in the ancient world that are most famous and also acted as the icon of the female beauty (Tharoor 2012). The Nefertiti bust was discovered in 1912 by a German archaeological team called the Ludwig Borchardt in Thutmose workshop. The bust after discovery…show more content…
Some of the explanations that were given to the sudden disappearance could be sudden death or even a plague that was sweeping in the city. There are other people who believed that she died a natural death. The theory was based on the subsequent discoveries of some of the shabti fragments that were inscribed for her. There was another theory which tried to explain her disappearance that was discredited. It believed that she fell into a disgrace. The discrediting came about after there was a deliberate erasure of the monuments that were belonging to a queen of the Akhenaten was proved to refer to Kiya. During the reign of Akhenaten and also after, Nefertiti enjoyed a lot of power there are a lot of evidence that she was elevated to the status of the co-regent by the twelfth year of the reign (Tharoor 2012. That position is equal to the status of the pharaoh. To date, there is no archaeological evidence that has proved the place where she died and was
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