World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 1.2 (206 votes)

Bust of Nefertiti (Thutmose)

Listed under Works of Art in Berlin, Germany.

Photo of Bust of Nefertiti (Thutmose)
Photo by flickr user *hoodrat*
Pin It

"The King's Favourite and Master of Works, the Sculptor Thutmose" (also spelled Djhutmose and Thutmosis) is thought to have been the official court sculptor of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten in the latter part of his reign. A German archaeological expedition digging in Akhenaten's deserted city of Akhetaton, at Amarna, found a ruined house and studio complex (labeled P47.1-3) during its 1912 excavations; the building was identified as that of Thutmose based on an ivory horse blinker found in a rubbish pit in the courtyard inscribed with his name and job title...Among many other sculptural items recovered at the same time was the polychrome bust of Nefertiti, apparently a master study for others to copy, which was found on the floor of a storeroom.' Wikipedia Created around 1340 BC.

Read more about this.

Written by  katie_f.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Guernica (Picasso)

    This famous painting by Picasso is 'about' the Nazi bombing of the Basque town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War. It's …

  • The Creation of Adam (Michelangelo)

    'The Creation of Adam is a fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo Buonarroti circa 1511. It illus…

  • The Last Supper (Da Vinci)

    The Last Supper (Italian: Il Cenacolo or L'Ultima Cena) is a 15th century mural painting in Milan created by Leonardo da Vinci …

Related links

Contribute to this page