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Queen Hatshepsut is the most famous female ruler of ancient Egypt.

This head, which is one of the masterpieces of Eighteenth Dynasty sculpture, is part of a statue that once represented the queen in the shape of the god Osiris.

The head, made out of painted limestone, bears all her distinctive feminine features: the gently curved eyebrows, the wide eyes extended by cosmetic lines, the delicate aquiline nose, the full cheeks, and the gracious mouth.

Dimensions:  Height 61 cm  Width 55 cm

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Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Hewn

Style:

New Kingdom / 18th Dyn.

Materials:

Limestone
Type Type

Type:

Head
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Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

Temple of Hatshepsut
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Created: 

18th Dynasty

Acquired: 

1931 AD
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