neferneferuaten nefertiti (c. 1370 – c. 1330 BC) was a queen of the 18th dynasty of ancient egypt, the great royal wife of pharaoh akhenaten. nefertiti and her husband were known for their radical overhaul of state religious policy, in which they promoted the earliest known form of monotheism, atenism, centered around the sun disc and its direct connection to the royal household. with her husband, she reigned at what was arguably the wealthiest period of ancient egyptian history.
she was made famous by her bust, now in berlin’s neues museum. the bust is one of the most copied works of art of ancient egypt. it was attributed to the sculptor thutmose, and it was found in his workshop.¹
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