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Thermoses – Nefertiti

Artist

Thermoses (also known as Thutmose or Djehutimes) was an Egyptian sculptor during the time of Pharaoh Ikhnaton and his wife Nefertiti (around 1350 b.C. / 18. Dynasty / New Empire). The name of the artist is in connection with the title “Thermoses, favourite of the good gods, overseer of workers and sculptors”.

Artwork

The bust of the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti was found during excavations of the German Orient-Society on December 6, 1912 in Tell el-Amarna. The excavation (November 1912 – March 1913) took place under the supervision of Ludwig Borchardt. Nefertiti was found in the remains of a clay brick built house (Planquadrat P 47, 2 in room 19). It was sheltered in the atelier of sculptor Thermoses. It can be assumed, by how Nefertiti was found, that it was standing on a shelf and presumably fell off. Nefertiti was barely damaged but it was kept in conservation because of all of the debris it accumulated.

Brief description

The bust of Nefertiti most definitely served as a model for the production of a series. The 50 cm high sculptor show the “Great Royal wife” of the Egyptian King Ikhnaton. He reigned as a king for 17 years between 1353 – 1336 b.c. Nefertiti and Ikhnaton had six daughters. The name of the Queen was changed in the 5th year of Ikhnaton’s power. Her surname was changed to “Nefer Neferu Aton” – “The beautiful aesthetics of Aton”. It was written with cartridge and was handed down respectively. Without doubt, this beauty reflects itself in the bust. Still to this day the harmonious facial features and the subliminal royal glance of the king enchants the observer.

Genre & Material

Sculpture from the period of the New Kingdom, probably a model that was used for the manufacture of series, made ​​of limestone and painted stucco with an eye made ​​of rock crystal .

Where can I find this in Berlin?

In the Neues Museum on the Museumsinsel, Bodestraße 1-3, 10178 Berlin-Mitte. To find out how to get there, please click the link below the description.

Thermoses (also known as Thutmose or Djehutimes) was an Egyptian sculptor during the time of Pharaoh Ikhnaton and his wife Nefertiti (around 1350 b.C. / 18. Dynasty / New Empire). The name of the artist is in connection with the title “Thermoses, favourite of the good gods, overseer of workers and sculptors”.

The bust of Nefertiti most definitely served as a model for the production of a series. The 50 cm high sculptor shows the “Great Royal wife” of the Egyptian King Ikhnaton. He reigned as a king for 17 years between 1353 – 1336 b.c. Nefertiti and Ikhnaton had six daughters. The name of the Queen was changed in the 5th year of Ikhnaton’s power. Her surname was changed to “Nefer Neferu Aton” – “The beautiful aesthetics of Aton”. It was written with cartridge and was handed down respectively. Without doubt, this beauty reflects itself in the bust. Still to this day the harmonious facial features and the subliminal royal glance of the king enchants the observer.

Hier geht es zu dem Museum in Berlin, in dem Sie dieses Meisterwerk finden

Foto: „Nofretete Neues Museum“ von Philip Pikart – Eigenes Werk. Lizenziert unter CC BY-SA 3.0 über Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nofretete_Neues_Museum.jpg#/media/File:Nofretete_Neues_Museum.jpg

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