Nefertiti Vector Pattern

Nefertiti Vector Portrait
Black and white vector portrait of the famous ancient Egyptian queen Nefertiti. Nefertiti was the Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. 
 
The royal couple was known for having made radical changes in Egyptian religion and culture. They abandoned traditional polytheism and introduced monotheism, worshipping one god only - the Sun disc Aten (also Aton).
 
Akhenaten and Nefertiti relocated and built a new capital called Akhetaten (Amarna). They also abandoned traditional (idealized) artistic conventions of Egyptian art, with the subjects depicted more realistically. This is why it is believed that the perfect facial proportions of the Nefertiti bust (displayed in Berlin’s Neues Museum) represent the actual, iconic beauty of the Queen.
 
Aten, the solar deity, had been given a status above mere gods, and this opposed the interests of numerous and powerful Egyptian priests. No wonder the couple had gained a lot of enemies. After the King and Queen died, their reforms were forgotten almost immediately, their city abandoned, and old polytheism retreived under Tutankhamun’s reign. As a punishment for disrespecting traditional gods, the Egyptians had made an effort to virtually erase the royal couple from living memory, destroying their cartouches, pictures and sculptures. Although Nefertiti died in about 1,330 BC, her final resting place has never been discovered.
 
Nefertiti Pattern is a vector illustration and can be scaled to any size without loss of resolution. You will need a vector editor software to use this files (such as Adobe Illustrator, AutoCAD, Inkscape or CorelDraw).
 
File types included: DWG, SVG, EPS
 
Nefertiti vector pattern is under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
 

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