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Nefertiti by SleinadFlar Nefertiti by SleinadFlar
Depiction of the most famous (and the second most powerful) queen of Egypt: Nefer-nefer-uaten Nefertiti, wife of the heretic pharaoh Amenhotep Netjer-Heqa-Waset Akhenaten. Most famous, because Cleopatra doesn't count (she was a Macedonian queen OF Egypt, but no Egyptian queen!). The most powerful queen of course was Hatshepsut.

Enough of the history lesson, let's talk about the picture. The face of Nefertiti is based on the famous bust, her body on an almost as famous torso. I wanted to keep that Amarna style feeling, so I kept those exaggerated proportions. I had a rough time researching the clothing, but thanks to this site ([link]) I think I nailed it. The background is kept simple on purpose, the perspective is low, so we're looking up to our beloved queen, as she worships the sun with offerings.

A remake of an older piece. I'm not submitting that older piece; it's THAT bad. I liked how this one turned out, especially the thin sensual linnen dress.

Nefertiti's fate is, like much of the Amarna period, an enigma. Some say she died sometime during Akehenaten's reign. Others say she survived her husband and reigned for a while as pharaoh Neferneferuaten. As such, she may have been succeeded by the must famous pharaoh of all, Tutankhamun (née Tutankhaten).
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:iconamaterasu--omikami:
Amaterasu--Omikami Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
:love: :thumbsup: :clap:
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SleinadFlar Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blushes::spotlight-left::bow:
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:iconamaterasu--omikami:
Amaterasu--Omikami Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Ik heb je toch niet verlegen gemaakt? :lol:
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SleinadFlar Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neu hoor, ben ik van mezelf al.
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:iconamaterasu--omikami:
Amaterasu--Omikami Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Helemaal niks mis mee. Ik ook! Op z'n tijd. ;)
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hellenielsen82 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Absolutely beautiful :D :D :D
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SleinadFlar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
That Nefertiti bust is one of the most stunning artworks ever produced.
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hellenielsen82 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
I think so too :D :D :D
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saracaindica Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Great work:wow:. I like that color combination and details :love:
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SleinadFlar Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Great to see you back!
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