Sphinx of Maatkare Hatshepsut

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Elsie McLaughlin
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published on 08 July 2017
Sphinx of Maatkare Hatshepsut

This limestone and plaster piece depicts the female pharaoh Maatkare Hatshepsut as a sphinx. She has the body and mane of a lion, with the head of a human. Carved between the paws of the statue is a cartouche enclosing the pharaoh's throne name, "Maatkare" ("Truth is the Soul of the Sun.) (c. 1479-1458 BCE, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York).


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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APA Style

McLaughlin, E. (2017, July 08). Sphinx of Maatkare Hatshepsut. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/6872/

Chicago Style

McLaughlin, Elsie. "Sphinx of Maatkare Hatshepsut." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 08, 2017. https://www.ancient.eu/image/6872/.

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McLaughlin, Elsie. "Sphinx of Maatkare Hatshepsut." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 08 Jul 2017. Web. 20 Sep 2019.

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