Diorite Statue of Hatshepsut

Illustration

Elsie McLaughlin
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published on 08 July 2017

This black diorite statue of Maatkare Hatshepsut is a unique example of the king's personal artistic style. Most likely dating from the early years of her kingship, Hatshepsut is portrayed as fully-female, with breasts and delicate facial features, wearing the "khat" headdress of a male pharaoh (c. 1479 - 1458 BCE, The Metropolitan Museum of Art).



About the Author

Elsie McLaughlin
Elsie McLaughlin is an aspiring Egyptologist, and the founder of "The Egypt Geek." Her areas of interest include Egyptian Art, the New Kingdom, and the history of Egypt's female pharaohs. She will be attending the University of Oxford.

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