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Nefertiti: a Black icon?
Mon 31 October 2016, 18:45 – 20:30 GMT
The bust of Nefertiti in the Berlin museum, along with the golden mask of ‘King Tut’, have arguably become the best-known faces of ancient Egypt.
Yet Nefertiti has also become an icon of Black beauty.
This presentation by Kandace Chimbiri will consider how Nefertiti has come to define Ancient Egyptian beauty.
You will also explore:
- Who was Nefertiti?
- What did she look like?
- Why is she (considered) the definition of ancient Egyptian beauty?
- Is Nefertiti a valid icon for Black women when the most famous image of her shows her as White?