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Late Image of Nefertiti

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

Nefertiti here wears the so-called Nubian wig. Formerly this wig had been worn almost exclusively by Nubian soldiers serving in pharaoh's army. Nefertiti seems to have adopted it as her personal symbol. She popularized the Nubian wig to such an extent that both men and women frequently wore it at el Amarna.

MEDIUM Sandstone, pigment
  • Place Excavated: Tell el-Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 11 9/16 x 3 15/16 x 17 1/8 in. (29.3 x 10 x 43.5 cm)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
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