Ahmose-Nefertari of Ancient Egypt was a Queen of Egypt. She was a daughter of Seqenenre Tao II and Ahhotep I, and royal sister and the great royal wife of pharaoh, Ahmose I. She was the mother of king Amenhotep I and may have served as his regent when he was young. Ahmose-Nefertari was deified after her death.
Ahmose-Nefertari was deemed the first queen to receive the title of God’s Wife of Amun, courtesy of her husband, King Ahmose. This was the first time that a position with such economic and religious power had been given to a woman. The role of God’s Wife of Amun dictated that the god’s wife had to play her sistrum before the god in order to placate his impending anger and to stimulate him in her role as god’s hand to keep the fertility of the world from wavering. This resulted in the deification of Ahomse-Nefertari.
Uk based photographer Julian Calverley recently spent 3 long days shooting panoramic back plates in London. Each final piece consists of 3 stitched 80 mpxl files, so the resulting images reveal a truly stunning level of detail.