Nefertiti's Face

ISBN: 9781781250518 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2020 Autor: Joyce Tyldesley Editură: Profile Books Ltd Ediție: Main Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 240 Stoc: La comandă

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More than three thousand years ago a sculptor working in the royal city of Amarna carved a limestone bust of an Egyptian queen. The queen was Nefertiti, consort of the 'heretic pharaoh' Akhenaten. Plastered and painted, Nefertiti's bust depicted an extraordinarily beautiful woman. However, Akhenaten's reign was drawing to an end, and the royal family was soon to be written out of Egypt's official history. Not long after its creation the stone Nefertiti was locked in a storeroom and forgotten.


In 1912 the bust was re-discovered and transported to Germany. Initially hidden from the public view, the beautiful queen was eventually displayed in Berlin Museum. Instantly, she became an ancient world celebrity.

Egypt has yielded more than its fair share of artistic masterpieces, but no other sculpture has so successfully bridged the gap between the ancient and modern worlds. The timeless beauty of the Nefertiti bust both attracts us and sparks our imagination, but in so doing it obscures our view of the past, shifting attention not only from the other members of the Amarna court, but also from other, equally valid, representations of Nefertiti herself. In this book Joyce Tyldesley explores the creation of a cultural icon, from its ancient origins to its modern context: its discovery, its display, and its dual role as a political pawn and artistic inspiration.

Limba
Engleza
Subiect Principal
Istoria lumii
Perioada Istorica
Antichitatea
Autor
Joyce Tyldesley
Data Publicarii
2020
Editura
Profile Books Ltd
Editia
Main
Inaltime
19.8
Latime
12.9
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
240
Subtitlu
The Creation of an Icon
Bic
1QDAE, HB
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