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The Resource Nefertiti's face : the creation of an icon, Joyce Tyldesley

Nefertiti's face : the creation of an icon, Joyce Tyldesley

Label
Nefertiti's face : the creation of an icon
Title
Nefertiti's face
Title remainder
the creation of an icon
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Tyldesley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
More than three thousand years ago a sculptor working in the royal city of Amarna carved a limestone bust of an Egyptian queen. The queen was Nefertiti, consort of the 'heretic pharaoh' Akhenaten. Plastered and painted, Nefertiti's bust depicted an extraordinarily beautiful woman. However, Akhenaten's reign was drawing to an end, and the royal family was soon to be written out of Egypt's official history. Not long after its creation the stone Nefertiti was locked in a storeroom and forgotten. In 1912 the bust was re-discovered and transported to Germany. Initially hidden from the public view, the beautiful queen was eventually displayed in Berlin Museum. Instantly, she became an ancient world celebrity. 0Egypt has yielded more than its fair share of artistic masterpieces, but no other sculpture has so successfully bridged the gap between the ancient and modern worlds. The timeless beauty of the Nefertiti bust both attracts us and sparks our imagination, but in so doing it obscures our view of the past, shifting attention not only from the other members of the Amarna court, but also from other, equally valid, representations of Nefertiti herself. In this book Joyce Tyldesley explores the creation of a cultural icon, from its ancient origins to its modern context: its discovery, its display, and its dual role as a political pawn and artistic inspiration
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tyldesley, Joyce A
Dewey number
932
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nefertiti
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Sculpture, Egyptian
Label
Nefertiti's face : the creation of an icon, Joyce Tyldesley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Seeking Nefertiti -- Background to the Amarna Age -- Part I: Creating Nefertiti. Thutmose ; Chief of works ; Taught by the King ; The beautiful woman -- Part II: Recreating Nefertiti. The colourful Queen ; The German queen ; Multiple Nefertitis ; Looking for Nefertiti
Control code
000061924357
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 228 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781250501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)995781610
Label
Nefertiti's face : the creation of an icon, Joyce Tyldesley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Seeking Nefertiti -- Background to the Amarna Age -- Part I: Creating Nefertiti. Thutmose ; Chief of works ; Taught by the King ; The beautiful woman -- Part II: Recreating Nefertiti. The colourful Queen ; The German queen ; Multiple Nefertitis ; Looking for Nefertiti
Control code
000061924357
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 228 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781250501
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)995781610

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