Late Image of Nefertiti
Nefertiti here wears the so-called Nubian wig. Formerly this wig had been worn almost exclusively by Nubian soldiers serving in pharaoh's army. Nefertiti seems to have adopted it as her personal symbol. She popularized the Nubian wig to such an extent that both men and women frequently wore it at el Amarna.
- Medium: Sandstone, painted
- Place Excavated: Tell el Amarna, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: late XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period
- Dimensions: 11 9/16 x 3 15/16 x 17 1/8 in. (29.3 x 10 x 43.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
- Accession Number: 35.1999
- Credit Line: Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Late Image of Nefertiti, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Sandstone, painted, 11 9/16 x 3 15/16 x 17 1/8 in. (29.3 x 10 x 43.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Egypt Exploration Society, 35.1999. Creative Commons-BY
- Record Completeness: Good (77%)