The Spirit of Nefertiti mainly black and white scrimshaw (with some color) by David Adams on ancient walrus ivory artifact. Nefertiti, whose name means “a beautiful woman has come” was the queen of Egypt and wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten during the mid 1300s B.C. Nefertiti and her husband established the Aten cult, a religious mythology which defined Aten, the sun, as the most important god and the only one worthy of worship in Egypt’s polytheistic canon. Nefertiti is depicted in a room adorned with Egyptian images and a beautifully decorated vase. One wonders if this scene takes place when she was queen, or is this the spirit of Nefretiti returning from some unknown afterlife. Very touching and thought provoking work, indeed.
It is done on a pristine net sinker, very rare today in that condition. Great piece for the collector who looks for different subject matter.