- Nefertiti’s Face: The Creation of an Icon
- King’s Manor
- Saturday 20 October
More than 3,000 years ago, an artist carved a limestone bust of Queen Nefertiti. Egypt has yielded many artistic masterpieces but no other sculpture has so successfully bridged the gap between the ancient and modern worlds. From its ancient origins to its modern context, Joyce will explore the bust’s discovery, its display, and its dual role as a political pawn and artistic inspiration.
Dr Joyce Tyldesley teaches Egyptology online from Manchester University. She is the author of several books on ancient Egypt, including Cleopatra, Last Queen of Egypt, which was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, and the award-winning Tutankhamen’s Curse.