Leslie Greener

Kneeling female captives decorate the sides of Nefertity’s throne-dais. In this painting of the actual relief, Africans alternate with Caucasians from the fringes of Anatolia, symbolizing the extremes of Egypt’s imperial conquests. Such captives are common in motifs related to the king in Egyptian art, but their translation into the realm of the queen is unique to the reign of Akhenaten.