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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 3:23 pm    Post subject: Nefertiti bust Reply with quote

The bust of Nefertiti has just had a CT scan! Under the famous portrait of the queen is another bust, in limestone. (the well-known one is in stucco)
The original shows an older, more mature Nefertiti, with more realistic features, including small wrinkle around the mouth and a slight "bump" on the nose. Check out the NatGeo site for a picture.
As to why such "airbrushing" was done, the most logical explanation is one in which the artist was intent on flattering the queen! (a wise political move!)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/03/090331-nefertiti-bust-picture.html
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