Exlibrises (bookplates)




by Gennady Pugachevsky

84×81 mm, X6/8, 1996, op. # 75
owner (customer): Wolfgang Pungs


Nefertiti (c. 1370 BC - c. 1330 BC) was the Great Royal Wife (or chief consort/wife) of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. She was the mother-in-law and probable stepmother of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Nefertiti may have also ruled as pharaoh in her own right under the name Neferneferuaten briefly after her husband's death and before the accession of Tutankhamun, although this identification is called into doubt by the latest research.

Her name roughly translates to «the beautiful (or perfect) one has arrived». She also shares her name with a type of elongated gold bead, called nefer, that she was often portrayed as wearing. She was made famous by her bust, now in Berlin's Altes Museum. It was attributed to the sculptor Thutmose, and was found in his workshop.