EGYPTIAN ANTIQUES ANTIQUITIES The Unfinished Head of Nefertiti 1370-1336 BC

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Seller: luxor-egypt (209) 100%, Location: Luxor, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 163499134445 EGYPTIAN ANTIQUE ANTIQUITIES ARTIFACTS THE UNFINISHED HEAD OF NEFERTITI STATUE SCULPTURE 1370–1336 BC Nefertiti Was the Wife of the Pharaoh Akhenaten of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt. Her Name Means, The Beautiful One Has Come’ and She Is the Most Recognizable Queen of Ancient Egypt. She Grew Up in the Royal Palace at Thebes, Probably the Daughter of the Vizier to Amenhotep Iii, a Man Named Ay, and Was Engaged to His Son, Amenhotep Iv, Around the Age of Eleven. There Is Evidence to Suggest That She Was an Adherent of the Cult of Aten, a Sun Deity, at an Early Age and That She May Have Influenced Amenhotep Iv’s Later Decision to Abandon the Worship of the Gods of Egypt in Favor of a Monotheism Centered on Aten. After He Changed His Name to Akhenaten and Assumed the Throne of Egypt, Nefertiti Ruled with Him Until His Death After Which She Disappears from the Historical Record.(Youth & Marriage)Even Though It Appears That Nefertiti Was the Daughter of Ay, This Claim Is Far from Substantiated. Inscriptions Refer to Ay’s Wife, Tiye (Or Tey) as Nefertiti’s Wet Nurse, Not Her Mother, and Nothing Is Known of Ay’s Lesser Wife. Ay, in Addition to His Other Duties, Was Tutor to the Young Amenhotep Iv and May Have Introduced the Prince to Nefertiti When Both Were Children. Nefertiti and Her Sister, Mudnodjame, Were Certainly Regular Members of the Court at Thebes And, Whether or Not Ay Introduced Her to Amenhotep Iv, the Two Would Have Known Each Other Simply for That Reason.Ancient Images and Inscriptions Indicate Her Early Interest in the Cult of Aten But, as Every Egyptian Favored One God or Another, There Is No Reason to Believe That She Had Any Ideas Relating to Monotheism or Elevating Aten Above the Other Gods (As Has Been Suggested by Some Scholars). All That Can Be Stated with Certainty Is That Both Sisters Were Adherents of Aten and May Have Influenced Amenhotep Iv’s Interest in That Cult from an Early Age. Any Definitive Statements Regarding Her Influence on the Rise of Monotheism in Egypt Must of Necessity Be Speculative as There Is No Conclusive Evidence to Support It; Just as There Is Little Information on Her Life in the Time She Was Fifteen Years Old She Was Married to Amenhotep Iv And, After the Death of Amenhotep Iii, She Became Queen of Egypt. It Is at This Stage That Some Scholars Claim She Most Exerted Her Influence on Amenhotep Iv to Abandon the Ancient Religion of Egypt and Initiate His Religious Reforms But, Again, This Is Unsubstantiated.(Nefertiti & Akhenaten)in the Fifth Year of His Reign (Some Sources Claim the Ninth), Amenhotep Iv Changed His Name to Akhenaten, Abolished the Religious Practices of Egypt, Closed the Temples, and Decreed Aten the One True God. While It Is Possible He Created Monotheism Out of a Genuine Religious Conviction, It Is More Probable That It Was a Political Manoeuver to Cut the Power and Wealth of the Priests of the God Amun, Whose Cult Was Extremely Popular. Throughout the 18th Dynasty the Cult of Amun Had Increasingly Grown in Wealth and Prestige So That, by Akhenaten’s Time, the Cult's Priests Were Almost as Powerful as Pharaoh. Instituting Monotheism, and Proscribing the Old Religion, Would Have Completely Restored Power to the Throne; and That Is Precisely What It Did. the God Aten Was Now Considered Not Only a Powerful God of Egypt but the God of Creation, the One True God of the Universe.the Couple Had Six Daughters: Meritaten, Meketaten, Ankhesenpaaten, Nefernefruaten-Tasherit, Neferneferure, and Setepenre, but No Sons. with His Lesser Wife, Kiya, Akhenaten Had Two Sons, Tutankhamun and Possibly Smenkhkare (Though Smenkhare’s Lineage Is Disputed). Akhenaten Married Two of These Daughters, Meritaten and Ankhesenpaaten (Later, Ankhsenamun, Wife of Tutankhamun) and May Have Had Children with Them (Though This Is Also Disputed). What Is Clear, However, from Stele and Inscriptions Which Survived the Later Purge of Their Reign, Is That the Royal Couple Was Deeply Devoted to Each Other and Constantly Together or with Their Daughters.- Height: 7.48 Inch / 19 cm- Bottom Measurements: 2.55 x 2.16 Inch / 6.5 x 5.5 cm- Weight: 1057 gm Provenance:(Object Is Accompanied with an Scanned Copy of Certificate of Ownership)The New Certificate Of Ownership Which Contain All the Object Information And Previous Owner Information And Your Name As A New Owner Of The Object Will Be Sent to Your Email After 1 weekI Herewith Declare That the Object Was Purchased by Me in Egypt / Luxor City 1979 as a Part of Large Collection and Has Been in My Collection Since Then.I Warrant That the Object Is in the Same Condition as I Bought It from the Previous Owner and That There Is No Any Alterations of Any Kind(This Illustrated Certificate of Ownership Contain)Name & Hand-Signature of the Current OwnerPrevious & Current Owner Addresses / Contact InformationObject NameObject ConditionObject DimensionsObject Country / City of Origin Condition: Certified Pre-Owned (CPO), Material: Stone, Provenance: Ownership History Available, Type: Egyptian Antiques Antiquities Artifacts

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