photo of plaster cast sculpture of bust of Nefertiti with crown and decorative collar on a decorative base with a black background
photo of plaster cast sculpture of bust of Nefertiti with crown and decorative collar on a decorative base with a black background
photo of plaster cast sculpture of bust of Nefertiti with crown and decorative collar on a decorative base with a black background
$ 380.00

Nefertiti (Reduction) - Item #83

Patina Options

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photo of cast of sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background       

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

       

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

     

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

 

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

 

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

 

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

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19 Inches High x 8.5 Inches Wide x 12 Inches Deep

Nefertiti, the Egyptian queen of Akhenaten of the 14th century B.C.E., became famous the world over due to the discovery of this bust in 1912. The painted limestone sculpture shows Nefertiti in her blue crown with a patterned band wrapped around it and the remnants of the uraeus (the upright cobra symbolizing royalty) on the front. These details aided in her identification. The court artist Thutmose covered the limestone with a thin layer of plaster that allowed him to achieve fine detail in her symmetrical face. Thutmose and other artists utilized the bust as a model on which to base portraits of the queen. On our slightly smaller reproduction, a decorative base was added and the broken ears were restored. Some artistic license was taken in the crown and collar.

 

Artist: After Thutmose

Museum: Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection, Neues Museum, Museum Island, Berlin

Origin: Thutmose's studio, city of Akhetaten (Amarna) in modern-day Minya Governorate, Egypt

Time Period: Ancient Egyptian- New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, Amarna Period, c.1340 B.C.E.

 

Sources and Further Reading:

Arnold, Dorothea, et al. The Royal Women of Amarna: Images of Beauty from Ancient Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1996. Google Bookshttps://books.google.com/books?id=sGLFwVkljQMC&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

Harris, Beth, and Steven Zucker. "Thutmose, Bust of Nefertiti (video)." Khan Academyhttps://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ancient-art-civilizations/egypt-art/new-kingdom/v/thutmose-bust-of-nefertiti-c-1340-bce.

"Nefertiti." Society for the Promotion of the Egyptian Museum Berlinhttp://www.egyptian-museum-berlin.com/c53.php.

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection, 2019, https://www.smb.museum/en/museums-institutions/aegyptisches-museum-und-papyrussammlung/home.html.

Tyldesley, Joyce. "Nefertiti." Encyclopædia Britannicahttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Nefertiti.

"Uraeus." The Metropolitan Museum of Arthttps://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/546039.

Pieces are plaster unless otherwise noted. They are made to order and hand cast. We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Small and large reliefs and masks come with at least one embedded hook for hanging unless otherwise noted.

Questions? View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions. Email us at contact@capronicollection.com or call us at 781-933-2455.

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photo of cast of sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background       

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

       

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

     

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

 

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

 

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

 

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

Most pieces ship within 1-3 weeks as they are made to order and hand cast.

Customers in the contiguous United States receive free shipping automatically at checkout. Customers located elsewhere can find shipping options in the checkout process.

Pieces must be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery to report any damage.

Returns are not accepted; all sales are final as pieces are made to order and hand cast.

View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions.

Additional Information

Pieces are plaster unless otherwise noted. They are made to order and hand cast. We offer our pieces in a variety of patinas/finishes. Click next tab for more details.

Small and large reliefs and masks come with at least one embedded hook for hanging unless otherwise noted.

Questions? View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions. Email us at contact@capronicollection.com or call us at 781-933-2455.

View Patina Options

Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order to order is to be expected.

Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.

 

FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.

photo of cast of sculpture relief of robed figure, head now missing, reaching for her sandal in Flat White Patina on a dark gray background       

WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.

       

LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.

     

BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.

     

STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.

 

DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.

 

SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.

 

TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.

 

ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.

TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.

Shipping & Returns

Most pieces ship within 1-3 weeks as they are made to order and hand cast.

Customers in the contiguous United States receive free shipping automatically at checkout. Customers located elsewhere can find shipping options in the checkout process.

Pieces must be opened and inspected within 48 hours of delivery to report any damage.

Returns are not accepted; all sales are final as pieces are made to order and hand cast.

View the FAQ page for more information and for answers to frequently asked questions.