14K Yellow Gold Egyptian Queen Nefertiti Post Earrings
The mysterious ancient queen ‘Queen Nefertiti’ was one of the most powerful women in the ancient times. Nefertiti was an Egyptian queen and consort of King Akhenaten who remains a mystery to researchers even today. It is believed that she lived an epoch from around 1370 B.C. to 1330 B.C. A bust of Queen Nefertiti discovered in 1912 is one of the widely acknowledged symbols of antiquated Egypt. Here are few interesting facts about Queen Nefertiti:
Among the many titles used to refer to the famous queen were:
– Hereditary Princess– Great of Praises– Lady of Grace– Sweet of Love– Lady of the Two Lands– Main King’s Wife– Main King’s Wife, his beloved– Great King’s Wife– Great King’s Wife, his beloved– Lady of all Women– Mistress of Upper and Lower Egypt
Nefertiti formed her own kind of make-up utilizing the Galena Plant.
Nefertiti and Akhenaten Constructed Their Own City
The pair had the city of Tell El Amarna built to worship Aten. They also demanded that the faithful move to the new city if they wanted to stay in good graces with Queen Nefertiti and the pharaoh. The old gods were given the boot, temples were closed, and priests had to conform to the new rule of law.
Neferti is depicted on walls and tombs more than any other Egyptian ruler. One of those depictions shows Nefertiti about to strike a female captive. Neferiti was one of the most powerful women in Egypt and was considered the direct female conduit to Aten.
One of the most famous depictions of Nefertiti shows her with one blank eye, considered a blight on an otherwise beautiful face. There are widely varying speculations about the circumstances that led to the blank eye that include an apprentice failing to complete the bust, river blindness that led to an opaque cornea, or simply damage that occurred over the years.
By far the most entertaining theory is that the artist who was working to complete the bust fell in love with Nefertiti and, after his advances were rebuffed, left the eye blank as a symbol of here inability to see the true nature of the artist’s love.
Nefertiti Vanished After 12 Years, but May Have Been a Pharaoh
Metal: 14K Yellow Gold
Length: 14 mm (0.55 inches)
Width: 11 mm (0.43 inches)
Earring Closure: Post