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).