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The mystic statue (しんぴてきなちょうこく, shinpitekinachoukoku?, mystic sculpture) is one of the sculptures first introduced and available in New Leaf and can be collected by Happy Home Handbook in Happy Home Designer. This piece is based on the Nefertiti Bust, created by the royal sculptor Thutmose, and was found in 1913 by Ludwig Borchardt. The sculpture is only available at Crazy Redd's. In New Horizons, the sculpture can be donated to the museum and be added to the art gallery. As this sculpture can be bought from Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler, players should keep in mind that they may be purchasing a forgery.

The Nefertiti Bust was created some time around 1345 BC, and depicts the royal wife Nefertiti, whose husband, Akhenaten ruled at the time. Although not much is known about Nefertiti's origins, it is believed that she was wed to Akhenaten during her teen years, and should give birth to their six daughters.

The bust itself was discovered in 1913 in Armana and is one of the most well-preserved Egyptian artifacts. Created from limestone and covered with gypsum, the bust demonstrates the excellent grasp Egyptian artists had of the human face (proportion-wise), but was never completed, as one eye is seen covered with wax. This specific bust has generally been assumed to have been an example used for mass production.

Statue information

Item Name Buy Price Sell Price Available From
Mystic statue 3,920 NL
4,980 BellCoin NH
490 NL
1,245 BellCoin NH
Crazy Redd NL
Happy Home Handbook HHD
Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler NH

Donation to the museum

After donating it to the museum, a museum label will give a description of the sculpture. In New Horizons, the museum label reads:

Bust of Nefertiti
Thutmose, circa 1345 BCE
Limestone

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.

Authenticity

In New Leaf

The fake statue has a round crown and the genuine statue has a cylinder crown.
Forgery
Genuine
Statue Mystic Forged
Statue Mystic Real

In New Horizons

The fake statue has one earring whereas the genuine doesn't.
Forgery
Genuine
20200426 092011
A17 r

In Happy Home Designer

After Day 9 in game, go to the saving place and sit down at your desk. Pick the "Study the handbook" option, you can complete "Art Collection" lesson with 1 play coins. It adds 33 pieces of artworks and 22 forgeries to your collection.

Further Information

Main article: Bust of Nefertiti on Wikipedia

References

  1. ACNH Translations


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