Adolf Hitler's Nefertiti Bust Found!
It is no secret that the Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was obsessed with the ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. SHANGRI-LA has recently discovered Adolf Hitler's very own private portrait bust of Queen Nefertiti! Click here to read more and learn more about this amazing find! Have a look!!
Shangri-La Publications and
Shangrila Gifts and Art
are pleased to announce the discovery of a long forgotton gypsum bust of the Amarna Period Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, from a private estate in Berlin Germany, rescued from the World War II bombings of Adolf Hitler's private museum. In 1933, the Egyptian government made the first of many demands over the decades for Nefertiti's return. Among his many titles Hermann Goering was premier of Prussia (which included Berlin) and, as such, Goering suggested to King Fouad I of Egypt that Nefertiti would soon be back in Cairo in exchange for political alliances between Germany and Egypt. But Hitler had other plans. Through the ambassador to Egypt, Eberhard von Stohrer, Hitler informed the Egyptian government that he was an ardent fan of Nefertiti: "I know this famous bust," the fuehrer wrote. "I have viewed it and marveled at it many times. Nefertiti continually delights me. The bust is a unique masterpiece, an ornament, a true treasure!"
To the left is a detail of this amazing find. It was first thought by the current owners that this piece was an excellently crafted early 20th century reproduction produced under the auspices of Adolf Hitler, perhaps as one of many used as gifts for close friends. However, the bust is made of soft calcite, covered in gypsum plaster and several layers of pigment and constructed in a manner consistant with ancient Egyptian technologies. Furthermore, we have been unable to identify any known original sculpture of Nefertiti that has the exact same features as this portrait bust. Most strikingly, when compared with other known portrait busts, this work is more life like than others and has features that appear to have been used in different ways in the other renderings. Finally, the left ear lobe appears to have some type of ear plug, while the right ear has a hole. Please let us know what you think!
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