In the Light of Amarna

In the Light of Amarna

100 Years of the Nefertiti Discovery

IMHOF2012

Hardback496pp Illustrated265x228mm

9783865688484     Product Code: 509889

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Described by its excavator as ‘the epitome of serenity and symmetry’, the brightly coloured plaster bust of Queen Nefertiti from Tell el-Amarna is one of the most famous examples of Egyptian art. These 29 essays set Nefertiti within the historical context of the Amarna period, assess the bust’s cultural impact in the 20th century and describe other artefacts found in the same location. More than 200 items are illustrated, including many unfinished carvings that offer glimpses into an ancient sculptor’s workshop.

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