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Bust of Queen Nefertiti

The Nefertiti Bust is a 3,300-year-old painted limestone bust of Nefertiti, the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten and one of the most copied works of ancient Egypt. Owing to the work, Nefertiti has become one of the most famous women of the ancient world, and an icon of feminine beauty. The work is believed to have been crafted in 1345 BC by the sculptor Thutmose.

Guardian Lions, Northern Qi Dynasty

Pair of Guardian Lions

Period: Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)
Date: mid-6th century
Culture: China
Medium: Limestone
Dimensions: H. 25 3/4 in. (65.4 cm); W. 22 in. (55.9 cm); D. 23 in. (58.4 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number: 30.66.2

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