Plaster Cast of Bust of Nefertiti

1948.01.0025

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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Plaster Cast of Bust of Nefertiti   (1948.01.0025)
Classification/
Nomenclature
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Art
  4. :
  5. N/A
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date New Kingdom, 1353 – 1335 BCE
Culture Egyptian
Location On Exhibitin the Egypt exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 60.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 42.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 22.0 cm
Weight >10Kg g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plaster, Pigment--Watercolor
Manufacturing Processes Handbuilding, Painting, Cast
Munsell Color Information Moderate Yellowish Pink (10 R 7/4) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda

Rostovtzeff, M. A History of the Ancient World, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1930. See for image of original in Berlin. Breasted, James Henry, Ancient Times, Ginn and Company. See for image of original in Berlin.

Bibliography

Divisions for region taken from: Baines & Málek 1980 Atlas of Ancient Egypt. Oxford: Phaidon.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Lorado Taft Collection
Reproduction yes
Reproduction Information This reproduction copies a famous limestone bust of Nefertiti. This copy, a painted plaster representation, mimics the original in the Aegyptisches Museum in Berlin.

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