Why Nefertiti looks to the right

“Suddenly we had in our hands the most alive Eqyptian artwork”

-Ludwig Borchardt

The Nefertiti bust is a painted limestone sculpture. It is believed to have been crafted around 1345 BC, by the artist Thutmose. Rediscovered by German archeologists in 1912, it now resides in the Neues Museum, Berlin (the source of the above photo). Most images show the right face of the Queen. The reason being the left eye is missing. Is the bust incomplete? Damaged? Representing natural disfigurement? #showyourgoodside #letsmakelemons

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