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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:16 pm    Post subject: Nefertiti in Melbourne, Australia Reply with quote

Well today im going to post a picture of Nefertiti in Melbourne, Australia. Smile
Its on permanent display 2 Smile))))))))))))))))

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^^ The last on has it in the middle^^

I know that there not the best photos but theres bad light in there Sad.

Anyway, IM EXITED

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I almost forgot

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg96/conorp_egypt/My%20photos/100_2279.jpg
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a really interesting piece! Thanks for sharing that.
I have seen images (drawings by early explorers) that indicate that there were statues near the bourdary stela - or at least some of them.

It looks like this is a head of the queen from one of those. The one I remember off the top of my head may have had Akhenaten and Nefertiti holding offering tables.

The top of the head seems to imply that a crown was at least partially made seperately? The transition from head to crown is a bit odd though - if it really is one - because I would have expected the crown to be made of one piece. Here it looks as though the bottom of the crown is attached to the face.

The only crown that you could put on this head would be her blue crown I think. The top of the head does not seem to leave room for a wig with a modius and plumes.

Are the other heads (in the third picture) related to the Amarna period at all? My guess from the style would be no. Although the man's face on the right is interesting.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Are the other heads (in the third picture) related to the Amarna period at all? My guess from the style would be no. Although the man's face on the right is interesting.


Unfortunetly not Sad

The only other amarna thing we have is this:





It is ment to say "Aten" . Almost everything else is from the roman period, which is better than nothing. Right?

Anyway. thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wow!

It's almost unbelievable we have Amarna period objects here in Australia!

Quite incredible!

We are not exactly the most cultured people in general you know so it's strange having objects from such a cultured and sophisticated peoples as the AE here!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chrismackint wrote:
Oh wow!

It's almost unbelievable we have Amarna period objects here in Australia!

Quite incredible!

We are not exactly the most cultured people in general you know so it's strange having objects from such a cultured and sophisticated peoples as the AE here!


There are also some amran objects in the nicholson museum (I believe) And of course there are many non amarna objects aswell
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The head on the right in that third picture: would you know something about that?
From here it looks like Amasis (which would be quite cool).
But it could be one of the Ptolemy's as well?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be interesting if the Nefertiti boundary stela bust crown was made seperately because that may have allowed for changes to the crowns to be made for different cerimonial occasions where the Queen was seen as being related to aspects of various deities.

For example it may be Tefnut at one time of the year and perhaps the Triple Atef during another certain ceremony or time of the year?

Interesting theory though as it would open up a whole new perspecitve on the intricacies of AE in there religious imagery.

Or perhaps it's simply just damage caused when Amarna was abandoned and dismantled?It says this in the caption so perhaps this is the more likely scenario?

I'll have to go visit one day Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Segereh wrote:
The head on the right in that third picture: would you know something about that?
From here it looks like Amasis (which would be quite cool).
But it could be one of the Ptolemy's as well?


I have a page on my website about it. Unfortunately my website is down for the moment(At the time of this post) so i will copy and paste it here:

Sorry, its a very blued.

Image: http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg96/conorp_egypt/My%20photos/100_2274.jpg

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Sculptor's model for the head of a king
Late Period - Ptolemaic Period, 664-30 BC
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17.3x11.1 x9.9cm
Bequest of Howard Spensley, 1939 (4160-D3)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx for the closer picture. Razz
I was wrong about the Amasis-idea.
Would've been fun though to see another bust of his.
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