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Nefertiti's face : the creation of an icon

Joyce A. Tyldesley (Author)
"In Nefertiti's Face, Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley tells the story of the bust, from its origins in a busy workshop of the late Bronze Age to its rediscovery and controversial removal to Europe in 1912 and its present status as one of the world's most treasured artifacts. This wide-ranging history takes us from the temples and tombs of ancient Egypt to wartime Berlin and engages the latest in Pharaonic scholarship. Tyldesley sheds light on both Nefertiti's life and her improbable afterlife, in which she became famous simply for being famous."--Publisher's description
Print Book, English, 2018
First Harvard University Press edtion View all formats and editions
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2018
viii, 228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
9780674983755, 0674983750
Introduction: Seeking Nefertiti
Background to the Amarna Age
Part I: Creating Nefertiti. Thutmose ; Chief of works ; Taught by the king ; The beautiful woman
Part II: Recreating Nefertiti. The colourful queen ; The German queen ; Multiple Nefertitis ; Looking for Nefertiti