Neferu Aton Nefertiti (c. 1370 BC – c. 1330 BC) was a queen of Egypt’s 18th dynasty, Akhenaten’s first great royal wife. Her Egyptian name, nfr.u itn, nfrt.y.ty, translates as ‘goodness of Aton, the beautiful has come.’

Nefertiti Left Side

Her beauty was legendary, but behind her sublime image it seems that her political and / or religious role in the development of the Amarnian experience was fundamental.

Nefertiti Front

Their reign is distinguished by the frequency with which monumental representations were made that evoked the royal couple in intimacy, and especially the proximity of their daughters (never before that time had official art depicted sovereigns in familiar and private scenes ).

Nefertiti

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