Category: Armarna


~ Late Image of Nefertiti.

Place of origin: Tell el Amarna, Egypt

Date: ca. 1352-1336 B.C.

Period: late 18th Dynasty; New Kingdom, Amarna Period

Medium: Sandstone, pigment


Unfinished bust of Nefertiti

The unfinished head of Queen Nefertiti (1370-1330 BC), Great Royal Wife of Akhenaten, quarzite, from Tell el-Amarna. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.


Detail of the sarcophagus in which the royal mummy (being most likely the mortal remains of King Smenkhkare) was found. 


was a short-lived pharaoh in the late 18th dynasty (Amarna period). Very little is known of this king for certain because later kings, beginning with Horemheb, sought to erase the entire Amarna Period from history.

Hans Ollermann