Representation of Women in the History of Art
Portfolio of Artwork
Egyptians Fayum Portraits
Ancient Egyptian artists painted some of the most arresting portraits in art history. The Fayum paintings collections: Locations in Egypt, at the Louvre, the British and Petrie museums in London, the Metropolitan and Brooklyn museums, and the Getty in California.
The bust is a painted stucco-coated limestone work, believed to have been crafted in 1345 B.C. by the sculptor Thutmose, because it was found in his workshop in Amarna, Egypt.
The “Nefertiti Bust” represents the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten and Egypt’s Queen during 1370 B.C. – 1330 B.C.
Location: Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung. Berlin, Germany