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Diorite Statue of Hatshepsut


Elsie McLaughlin
published on 08 July 2017
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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).

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Elsie McLaughlin
Elsie McLaughlin is an aspiring Egyptologist, whose areas of interest include the Amarna Period, gender, female kingship, and the history of the early New Kingdom, as well as the relationship between royal women & warfare in the New Kingdom.

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McLaughlin, E. (2017, July 08). Diorite Statue of Hatshepsut. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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McLaughlin, Elsie. "Diorite Statue of Hatshepsut." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 08, 2017.

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McLaughlin, Elsie. "Diorite Statue of Hatshepsut." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 08 Jul 2017. Web. 11 Apr 2021.

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