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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Egypt’s sculptors finally redeem themselves with new Nefertiti bust

Egypt’s sculptors redeem themselves with replacement for Frankenstein-esque Nefertiti bust: Remember that weird period during which a string of ugly / botched statues was unveiled and promptly ridiculed for being so terrifying? Thankfully, that’s all over now. Fine arts students from Minya University are redeeming the reputation of sculptors everywhere in Egypt with a bust of Nefertiti to replace a previous version that looked more like Frankenstein than the Pharaonic queen. (Lest you need guidance, the new sculpture is on the right in the image above.)

A newly-botched sculpture depicting an Egyptian female farmer also got some attention yesterday. National Organization for Urban Harmony head Mohamed Abu Saeda reassured Hona Al Asema’s Dina Zahra — who took her sweet time recounting the various occasions on which sculptors turned seemingly normal statues into ornaments fit for a grotesquerie — that the sculpture would be set right within the week (watch, runtime: 13:12). He said more or less the same thing on Masaa DMC (watch, runtime: 14: 29). Amr Adib, meanwhile, apologized to the public for the eyesore (watch, runtime: 0:43).

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