Nefertiti Offering to the Aten

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Elsie McLaughlin
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published on 26 July 2017
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Nefertiti Offering to the Aten

This Amarna Period limestone relief (ca. 1353-1336 BCE) depicts Queen Nefertiti offering a bouquet to the Aten. It is a prime example of the typical Amarna style, as it depicts the queen with an elongated face, slanted eyes, protruding lips, and spindly limbs. Both Nefertiti and her husband Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV) were often portrayed with these stylized characteristics in official court and religious artwork. Currently on display at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, UK.

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About the Author

Elsie McLaughlin
Elsie McLaughlin is an aspiring Egyptologist, whose areas of interest include the Amarna Period, gender, female kingship, and the history of the early New Kingdom, as well as the relationship between royal women & warfare in the New Kingdom.

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APA Style

McLaughlin, E. (2017, July 26). Nefertiti Offering to the Aten. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/6912/

Chicago Style

McLaughlin, Elsie. "Nefertiti Offering to the Aten." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 26, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/image/6912/.

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McLaughlin, Elsie. "Nefertiti Offering to the Aten." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 26 Jul 2017. Web. 28 Mar 2020.

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