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.
ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
late Dynasty 18
New Kingdom, Amarna Period
11 9/16 x 3 15/16 x 17 1/8 in. (29.3 x 10 x 43.5 cm)
This item is not on view
Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
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