The ancient Egyptian art piece called Bust of Nefertiti is about 3,400 years old and in near perfect condition. Currently it is housed in Berlin, Germany at the Altes Museum. It is one of the best-known artworks of ancient art history and considered a model of feminine beauty.
The bust is made of limestone and is 20 inches tall. Ludwig Borchardt, a German archeologist, found it in 1912 near the Egyptian town of Tell el-Amarna. Nefertiti was a queen of Pharaoh Amenhotep IV.
Wall paintings were a popular form of ancient Egypt. One noteworthy aspect of those paintings is the artist’s use of two dimensional flat like figures instead of the more modern attempt to portray depth.
The ancient Egyptians also created beautiful works of impressive sculpture, crafts and architecture dating from around 5,000 BC. Their art forms have a regularity and detailed depiction of humans and nature. Usually they were placed in tombs and were intended to provide company to the deceased because they were familiar objects of this world.
Other Ancient Art of Interest
This is classic famous art from history including Gemini symbol, Greeks, Egyptians, Renaissance, Gothic, Byzantine, Baroque, Middle ages, Kokopelli paintings.
Florence Italy and the Medici family started this art movement and left one of the greatest artistic legacies of any age.
Started in the Chartres France Cathedral and soon spread through all Europe with architecture, painting, and music.
The subject matter of most Greek art was the myths of Zeus, his family and other gods of great importance.
Ancient Greek Art
The best ancient Greek art examples are the Venus de Milo and Parthenon.
Designed to appeal to the senses by impressing and inspiring a sense of awe.
Includes spectacular mosaics, paintings and churches across Europe
Ancient Egyptian Art
The pyramids are spectacular but the most well known collection of ancient Egyptian art was the treasure from King Tut’s tomb, the boy king.
Gemini Symbol Art
The history behind Gemini symbol art is based on Greek mythology and several sets of twins who were opposites.
Kokopelli Art is based on the fluteplayer from the Native American Hopi kachina god Kookopolo and Maahu.
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