Friday, June 26, 2009

Exhibition: Sculpture Portraits of Nefertiti at Hermitage

Russia IC

The State Hermitage Museum opened the exhibtion “The Beautiful Has Come. Portrait Masterpieces from Egyptian Museum in Berlin” on 23 June.

The exhibits displayed at the exhibition were taken away from Germany during World War Two and were kept in the State Hermitage Museum till 1958, when they were returned to the Egyptian Museum in Berlin.

The highlights of the exposition are three sculptured heads created in the mid 14th century BC in the studio of Thutmose: Head of Young Nefertiti (sandstone, colouring); Head of Nefertiti in Middle Age (granodiorite), and Head of Tsarevna, Daughter of Akhenaten and Nefertiti (sandstone), as well as Head of Amasis (greywacke), created in the mid 6th century BC.

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