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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:58 am    Post subject: High quality Nefertiti pictures Reply with quote

I admit i am obsessed with Nefertiti but have not been able to find any pictures of her bust that are of high quality. Apart from this wiki one, up until now it was all i could find.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/46/Nefertiti_30-01-2006.jpg

It is the most beautiful picture of her i have ever seen-the colours are vivid and not washed out it is amazing! It's perfect! Does anyone know who took this and if they have more because the quality is outstanding!!!

I just found these incredible photographs of her and i never realised just how beautiful she was until i saw them!

http://thekonst.net/data/pictures/226/009.jpg

http://thekonst.net/data/pictures/226/008.jpg

http://thekonst.net/data/pictures/226/007.jpg

http://thekonst.net/data/pictures/226/006.jpg

http://thekonst.net/data/pictures/226/005.jpg

Although the light is a bit harsh and doesn't do the colours justice like the wiki photo they really are high quality.

http://www.uribeer.com/images/Berlin%20Nefertiti.jpg

This one is a bit washed out but still nice. Notice how her her crown changes colour depending on the lighting.

If anyone has photos of Nefertiti or knows of links to sites please feel free to post them here.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow these are some amazing pics with great clarity...ah and of that legendary bust which still lives on...her beauty will never die man...thats what i love about AE...whatever remains from that time is always beautiful.. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah.....all the other busts i have seen of ancient royalty or presidents or influential people are rather dull and ugly...her bust is so colourful....it's quite unusual Nefertiti is so beautiful considering how royalty, even modern day royalty, always seems to be incredibly ugly and never lives up to the fairy tale fantasy of picture perfect beauty.....amazing how Nefertiti does, considering it's a fluke how you look and just luck if you happen to turn out beautiful.

Just looking at her, although strikingly beautiful, she commands her presence and eminates and auroa of power i haven't felt from other busts of any time period in history, even our own- her personality must have been out of this world.

To go against a thousand years of tradition and to be as influential as her husband in her day....she must have had a real wild streak...i find that really appealing.
Funny to think but she probably talked all posh like the Queen of England, lol. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have also noticed a number of variations on her crown






notice the other cobra just under/beside her main cobra?





http://www.osirisnet.net/tombes/amarna/ay_amarna/e_ay_amarna.htm

in the tribute scene click the picture to make it bigger and again her crown is different!


I also found some more pictures of her

http://travelchannel.igougo.com/photos/journal_photos/Nefertiti.jpg

http://www.galeriaxavierfiol.com/artistas/martin/nefertiti_02.jpg

http://www.galeriaxavierfiol.com/artistas/martin/nefertiti_01.jpg

http://www.digitalsecrets.net/secrets/Photos_4_web/5400Pix/Nefertiti1.jpg

http://home.comcast.net/~reillyjones/images/NefertitiB.jpg

Found these pictures of two actors re enacting Nefertiti and Akhneaten and son't they resemble them!

http://www.somlivre.pt/capas/683432.jpg

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/images/amarna_nefertiti_representation.jpg

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/images/amarna_sun_disk.jpg

i am trying to find that documentry
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just can't get over how similar those actors actually look to Akhenaten and Nefertiti! The shape of their faces is similar, especially the guy who is a dead ringer for Akhenaten! The woman is similar to Nefertiti and i'd have to say it's quite striking how much she looks like her!

Wish these two could be in the upcoming Nefertiti movie as they are so realisitic in their portrayls of the two monarchs!

I'm still trying to get a copy of that documentry! lol
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.claudemariottini.com/blog/labels/King%20Tut.html
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx Chris for the beautiful pictures!
You can see Nefertiti a thousand times and still be amazed.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know what this will come out like, so if a Mod or Admin needs to fiddle with it, please do!

It's my smaller version of Nefertiti that I bought recently. Not sure what the colours will show like but on the model, they're beautiful.


Click for full size image
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are very nice pics - thanks for sharing!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An article on Nefertiti with a few photographs.

http://www.2blowhards.com/archives/2006/10/queen_nefertiti.html
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've occasionally wondered if that small statue is really Nefertiti. You will notice that the face is broader and shorter than that of the bust - just a worse artist?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meretseger wrote:
I've occasionally wondered if that small statue is really Nefertiti. You will notice that the face is broader and shorter than that of the bust - just a worse artist?


Hey, C'mon, Meretseger, give a queen a break. The lady had, what was it, six kids and was probably pushing forty when she died. Besides, you see the same figure on Akhenaton and what excuse did HE have?

Seriously, she could have been a living stringbean or built like a female body builder and they still would have portrayed her with big hips and pot belly because this is Egyptian art and it is supposed to represent an eternal ideal and not transient reality. The fact that the ideal in the Armana period was a body type that neither we nor the traditional Egyptians would have found particularly attractive does not mean very much.

I've often wondered if the famous bust, which I've seen in person and can report that it lived up to all my hopes and expectations, is such a symbol of beauty because it is a bust and we can look at her face and neck and see eternal beauty whereas if the artist had portrayed her as he no doubt would have in an Armana body type we would have been distracted by well, big hips, pot belly and sagging boobs!

It could also be that the small statue may be of Nefertiti when she was a bit older but to be perfectly honest, trying to put an identity on one or another of Armana royalty on the base of facial features can be pretty tough. I mean aside from their clothing and insignia I find it hard to tell Akhenaton from Nefertiti.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naunacht wrote:
Meretseger wrote:
I've occasionally wondered if that small statue is really Nefertiti. You will notice that the face is broader and shorter than that of the bust - just a worse artist?


Hey, C'mon, Meretseger, give a queen a break. The lady had, what was it, six kids and was probably pushing forty when she died. Besides, you see the same figure on Akhenaton and what excuse did HE have?
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I'm not referring to her figure but to her face. The face of the bust is a long oval, that of the statue is more like a square. A statue head from the workshop of Thutmose has the same shorter, broader face but soft and young. The likeness to Nefertiti is clear and it is sometimes identified as her daughter Meritaten. If the statue is also Meritaten then she must have survived for many years after losing power.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Compare the Nefertiti of the bust with this portrait: http://artmuseumjournal.com/images/Nefertiti-3v2.jpg

See what I mean about the different face shape? But note the similarity to this bust: http://www.republika.pl/egypt_legends/meritaten.gif usually identified as Meritaten.

So - different women or just different sculptors?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meretseger wrote:
Compare the Nefertiti of the bust with this portrait: http://artmuseumjournal.com/images/Nefertiti-3v2.jpg

See what I mean about the different face shape? But note the similarity to this bust: http://www.republika.pl/egypt_legends/meritaten.gif usually identified as Meritaten.

So - different women or just different sculptors?


I've always known both sculptures being identified with Nefertiti, never Meritaten. As I recall, both are in the Berlin Museum: see the second image at the Berlin website (near bottom of the page).

Their description of the piece entitled, Nefertiti - Head of a Statue of a Queen:

Even though this statue is unfinished it represents a masterpiece of late Amarna art with the characteristic almond shaped eyes, soft full lips lightly coloured red and the soft modelling of the face. The plinth on top of the head was originally covered by a separately work crown, the main indication that here a queen is represented. Possibly Nefertiti herself is shown, or one of her daughters Meritaton...

The piece is thought to represent a queen because of the tenon (their term: plinth) on the top of the sculpture (to hold a headdress of another type of stone). But the face has been compared many times to other imagery of Nefertiti, which differs from Meritaten's imagery as the latter has a sharper chin. Even the Berlin site tends to favour the identification with Nefertiti.

All 3-dimensional sculptures at Amarna are post Year 9, when the master sculptor Thutmose took over the royal artwork. His style remained the controlling art style until the end of Year 17. This sculptor is responsible for the style which produced the two sculptures above, as well as the Nefertiti bust, so this would explain why the styles are similar.

Reference:

Aldred, C. 1973. Akhenaten and Nefertiti. New York: Brooklyn Museum/Viking Press.

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