Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Head of Hatshepsut

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18
joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, area of Ramesside temple, south radim, MMA excavations, 1934–35
H. 35.3 cm (14 in.); W. 41.6 cm (16 3/8 in.); D. 33 cm (13 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1935
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
This granite head of a king was excavated by the museum in the ruins of a Ramesside temple built near the cultivation east of the royal temples at Deir el-Bahri. The king portrayed is probably Hatshepsut. The head is similar in size and style to the standing statue of Hatshepsut (28.3.18) in gallery 115.
Museum excavations, 1934–1935. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1935.

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