Mystic Statue

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Mystic Statue
Mystic Statue NH Icon.png
Real-world counterpart
Bust of Nefertiti
Year c. 1345 BC
Artist Thutmose
Main appearances

Name in other languages
 しんぴてきなちょうこく
 神秘的雕塑
 Sculpture mystérieuse
 Busto antiguo
 Statua enigmatica
 Загадочная статуя
 신비로운 조각
 神祕的雕塑
 Sculpture mystérieuse
 Busto antiguo
 Geheimnisbüste
 Enigmatisch beeld

The Mystic Statue is a statue in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It is based on Thutmose's Bust of Nefertiti.

Art details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

In New Leaf, the statue is displayed in the first artwork room, in the southwest quadrant.

Mystic Statue
Bust of Nefertiti
Artist: Thutmose
Made around 1345 BC
Limestone


Fake Mystic Statue
Mystic Statue

Description Queen Nefertiti's Ancient Egyptian name means "the beautiful one has come." Her statue lives up to that.
Buy Price  3,920 Bells
Sell Price  490 Bells [nb 1]
Obtain from  Redd's Gallery
Authenticity In the forgery, the hat appears spherical. If her hat is cylindrical, it is genuine.
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0
  1. Cannot be sold if it is a forgery. Will be charged  100 Bells from Re-Tail.

In New Horizons[edit]

Main article: Item:Mystic Statue (New Horizons)
See also: Item:Mystic Statue (Fake) (New Horizons)

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the Mystic Statue was added in the 1.2.0 April Free Update.

Mystic Statue
Bust of Nefertiti
Thutmose, circa 1345 BCE
Limestone


Fake Mystic Statue
Mystic Statue

Description A bust of Nefertiti, whose name means "the beautiful one has come." A "royal wife," she was known as one of the three most beautiful women in ancient Egypt. It is not known whether the left eye is missing because it fell out, or because it was never completed.
Buy Price  4,980 Bells
Sell Price  1,245 Bells[nb 1]
Obtain from  Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler
Authenticity In the forgery, there is an earring on Nefertiti's right ear. If there is no earring, it is genuine.
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0
  1. Cannot be sold if it is a forgery.

Gallery[edit]

Real-world information[edit]

Bust of Nefertiti

Sculpted by royal sculptor Thurmose circa 1345 BC, this limestone bust features Nefertiti, the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Akhenaten was controversial both in his own time and in the centuries afterwards for his abolishment of Egypt's traditional polytheistic religion, instead replacing it with Atenism, a belief system revolving around the sun disc Aten; theologists vary as to whether Atenism was an early monotheistic faith or if it acknowledged the existence of other deities while only worshiping one. Following Akhenaten's death, a damnatio memoriae was placed on him and the polytheistic faith was restored.

Contrary to her husband's polarizing reputation, the bust of Nefertiti is considered one of the most acclaimed and well-known artifacts from ancient Egypt, becoming symbolic of the country and its history following its 1912 discovery by German Egyptologist Ludwig Borchardt in the remains of Thurmose's workshop. Consequently, it has been the subject of a lengthy repatriation dispute that stretched all the way back to its first public exhibition in 1924, with Egyptian officials claiming that the bust was smuggled out of the country to fulfil German colonialist interests. The bust currently remains in German hands, being on permanent display in the Neues Museum in Berlin.