Before I start, I want to thank Martina for providing the link to this article in the Philippa Gregory message board. This article really caught my eye because I just started reading Nefertiti by Michelle Moran yesterday and this face is on the cover.
Basically the gist of the article is that this iconic bust of Queen Nefertiti may not have been made during the time of Ancient Egypt but possibly by an artist in 1912 on the orders of the man who is said to have discovered the bust. This is all quite shocking to me and I would hope that more investigation will be done into this issue to find out if the claim is true or not. The author of the book suggests even the artists name who made this replica work.
To me, this all sounds kind of fishy...that no one would know for over 80 years that this wasn't made in Ancient Egypt...isn't that why they have carbon dating and other similar tests? Personally I am wondering if the author is just doing this to make a name for himself, it wouldn't be the first time it has happened. I really, truly hope that this was not a hoax and that the bust is real because it would be quite a shame and a loss to the art world if it was.
Here is the article link if you want to check it out.
What do you think?
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