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 (nĕf′ər-tē′tē) 14th century bc.
Queen of Egypt as the wife of Akhenaten. A famous sculpture of her head and shoulders was discovered in 1912.


(ˌnɛfəˈtiːtɪ) or


(Biography) 14th century bc, Egyptian queen; wife of Akhenaton


(ˌnɛf ərˈti ti)

also Nef•re•te•te

(ˌnɛf rɪ-)

fl. early 14th century b.c., Egyptian queen: wife of Akhenaton.
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Vivid close readings of portraits and objects from Simon's collection, including the famous Nefertiti bust, make this chapter especially instructive.
It explains how images of Egyptian queen Nefertiti became so popular, and gives the history of the Nefertiti bust, created by Egyptian sculptor Thutmose in the Bronze Age and now located in the Neues Museum in Berlin.
The portrait is adorned with the collar of the famous Nefertiti bust and surrounded by layers of Sameh Ismael's calligraphy in red, black and yellow that brings to life the poetic verses of Abou al-Hasan, repeated many times across the length of the mural.
(40) Inconsistently, Hawass has also said of his crusades for the Nefertiti bust and the Rosetta Stone, "There's no legal basis, we have no legal right to get them back".
Zahi Hawass said a letter would be sent to Germany to demand the return of the Nefertiti bust, nearly a century after it was uncovered on the banks of the Nile.
As for the Nefertiti bust, Germany has repeatedly rebuffed Egyptian claims to the rightful ownership of it and says the priceless sculpture was acquired legally nearly a century ago.
The Nefertiti bust consists of a limestone core covered in layers of stucco of varying thickness.
Egypt's priority still lies on the Nefertiti bust currently in Berlin and on the Zodiac exhibited in the Louvre.