Let's Face It
honours one of its members by presenting them with a
sculpture of Nefertiti to keep for a year.
"Let the beauty we
love be what we do"
Sculpture made by
the late Iain Nicoll, a member of
Let's Face It.
The Nefertiti Sting
the ancient world for her outstanding beauty, Nefertiti
remains one of the most well known Queens of Egypt.
Though Akhenaten had several wives, Queen Nefertiti was
his chief wife.
are confusing. It has been suggested that Tiy was
also her mother. Another suggestion is that
Nefertiti was Akhenaten's cousin. Her wet nurse
was the wife of the vizier Ay, who could have been Tiy's
brother. Ay sometimes called himself "the God's
father, " suggesting that he might have been Akhenaten's
father-in-law. However Ay never specifically
refers to himself as the father of Nefertiti, although
there are references that Nefertiti's sister, Mutnojme,
is featured prominently in the decorations of the tomb
of Ay. We may never know the truth of this
bloodline. Perhaps they didn't know it either!
Her full lips are
enhanced by a bold red. Although the crystal inlay
is missing from her left eye, both eyelids and brows are
outlined in black. Her graceful elongated neck
balances the tall, flat-top crown contrast the
yellow-brown of her smooth skin. While everything
is sculpted to perfection, the one flaw of the piece is a
broken left ear. Because this remarkable sculpture
is still in existence, it is no wonder why Nefertiti
remains 'The Most Beautiful
Woman in the World.'