Head of a Statue of Queen Hatshepsut
JE 56259 A - 56262 Cairo Antiquities Museum
Materials: Painted Limestone
Size: Height 61 sm
Location: Deir el-Bahri, Funerary Temple of Hatshepsut
Excavation: Metropolitan Museum of Art Excavations of 1926
Period: 18th Dynasty, Reign of Queen Hatshepsut (1473-1458 BC)
We believe that this head would have at one time adorned a colossal statue of Hatshepsut that perhaps crowned one of the Osirian pillars that decorated the portico of the third terrace of the queen's temple at Deir el-Bahri. Of course, this statue is well kwon because, though Hatshepsut was female, she nevertheless wears the traditional beard.
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