*Type: DMC colors
*Canvas sizes from design:
14 ct 199x249 Stitches (36.1 x 45.2 cm) (14.2 x 17.8 in.)
16 ct 199x249 Stitches (31.6 x 39.5 cm) (12.4 x 15.6 in.)
18 ct 199x249 Stitches (28.1 x 35.1 cm) (9.9 x 12.4 in.)
22 ct 199x249 Stitches (23.0 x 28.7 cm) (9.0 x 11.3 in.)
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Nefertiti, whose name in Egyptian means, a beautiful woman has come” was a powerful ancient queen who co-ruled Egypt with her husband, Pharaoh Akhenaten during the 14th century B.C. Nefertiti and Akhenaten (formerly known as Amenhotep IV)
established the cult of Aten, the sun god, and promoted a way of life that was radically different than any other previous Egyptian dynasties.
Little is known about either Nefertiti’s origins or her mysterious disappearance from Egyptian artwork shortly after Akhenaten’s death and the subsequent move of the royal court from Amarna back to Thebes, but her legacy of beauty and power continues to intrigue scholars today. Nefertiti’s body has never been discovered, which is curious since during Akhenaten’s rule, she was her husband’s Great Royal Wife (favored consort). In fact, history forgot her for thousands of years.
On December 6, 1913, a team led by German archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt discovered a sculpture buried upside-down in the sandy rubble on the floor of the excavated workshop of the royal sculptor Thutmose in Amarna. The painted head featured a slender neck, classically beautiful face and a tall blue cylindrical headpiece of a style only seen in images of Nefertiti. In the hasty return to Thebes, the stunning sculpture had been abandoned. It was not valued by the ancient world.
Borchardt’s German team kept the beautiful bust and it ended up with the expedition’s funder, Jacques Simon. One year later, the Nefertiti bust was put on display in Berlin, where her exotic beauty captivated the world. Eventually, several World Wars later, the head of the Queen was permanently displayed in Berlin’s Neues Museum, where she draws more than 500,000 visitors annually.
The bust of Nefertiti is the Neues Museum’s best-known artifact, from the period of 1370 BC-1330 BC. The statue is known for the skill Thutmose put into it, the well-preserved coloration (fresh as the day it was painted) and the timeless beauty of Nefertiti herself.
Of course, we had to paint her! Maybe someday we will view her in person.
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