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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.
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