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1923–31

The temples of Hatshepsut and Mentuhotep II were well known when The Met's excavators, led by Museum Egyptologist Herbert E. Winlock, began clearing the area in front of them in 1923. Winlock was searching for information about the early Middle Kingdom when he began finding fragments of statues belonging to the time of Hatshepsut.

Image for Unearthing Hatshepsut, Egypt's Most Powerful Female Pharaoh
Digital Editor Pac Pobric looks to a statue of the Egyptian pharaoh Hatshepsut to explain how a female king was depicted by artists.
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Cleopatra may be the most famous woman of ancient Egypt, but far more significant was Hatshepsut, a female pharaoh who reigned for nearly twenty years in the fifteenth century B.C., during the early period of the New Kingdom. After acting as regent for her young nephew-stepson Thutmose III, Hatshepsut assumed the title of king and exercised the full powers of the throne as senior co-ruler with Thutmose. In accordance with Egyptian ideology and representational tradition, she was often depicted as a male king. Hatshepsut's reign, fully accepted by a flourishing Egypt, introduced a period of immense artistic creativity. Some twenty years after her death, however, monuments bearing her image were ruthlessly defaced, and her name was erased from historical accounts. All memory of this fascinating history in pharaonic lore was lost until mid-nineteenth century, when Hatshepsut was rediscovered by Egyptologists and her place in history restored. Excavation began on her most magnificent surviving monument—the temple she built at Deir el-Bahri near the Valley of the Kings, across the Nile from modern Luxor. Thousands of stone fragments found in pits near the temple were reassembled into magnificent statues of Hatshepsut, some of colossal proportions. Discoveries continue even today, and, accordingly, scholars' opinions about the historical role of this controversial female have continued to change. The ongoing debate about her reign has inspired the many authors of this volume, which accompanies a major exhibition at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco/de Young, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. Recent research on Hatshepsut and the nature of her kingship is presented alongside wide-ranging discussions of the rich artistic production that marked her reign. Essays by leading Egyptologists investigate the circumstances that allowed or compelled Hatshepsut to become king; the relationship between Hatshepsut and Thutmose III during their joint reign; powerful figures in the royal court, particularly Senenmut, Hatshepsut's architect and steward; Hatshepsut's adoption of the Egyptian conventions of royal representation in order to bolster her legitimacy, as well as her use of architecture to make political statements; and her successors' motivation for obliterating her memory. The glories of the art produced during Hatshepsut's reign are also fully explored, with discussions of the artistic results of Egypt's contact with the neighboring cultures of the Near East, Nubia, and the Aegean, and of the development of the styles displayed in monumental royal sculpture, reliefs, ceremonial objects, exquisite personal items of everyday use, and a dazzling array of jewelry. Works in the exhibition are illustrated in full color and analyzed in the two hundred catalogue entries. Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh is an important investigation into the impact of Hatshepsut's reign on the history, culture, and splendid artistic output of ancient Egypt.
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Former High School Interns share how Hatshepsut and Aphrodite represent different kinds of beauty.
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Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate the vital contributions women make to our lives, art, and society. Join us as we highlight 10 inspiring stories of women that have shaped The Met collection.
In eighteen months on the job, I have traveled all over the globe, and it is incredible to understand the scope of the Met's international reach. In fact, I have just returned from a tour of the Met's archaeological work in Egypt, activity that extends back to the earliest days of the Museum.
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Islamic art, architecture, and cultural traditions are closely related to other artistic movements around the world. In conjunction with the opening of the new Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia, which house works from the Met's Department of Islamic Art, I'd like to take this opportunity to highlight related objects from the Museum's other curatorial departments.
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Assistant Museum Librarian for Reader Services Kamaria Hatcher discusses children's books that feature The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Image for Sphinx of Hatshepsut
Date:ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Medium:Granite, paint
Accession Number:31.3.166
Location:On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 131
Image for Seated Statue of Hatshepsut
Date:ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Medium:Indurated limestone, paint
Accession Number:29.3.2
Location:On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 115
Image for Hatshepsut in a Devotional Attitude
Date:ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Medium:Granite, paint
Accession Number:28.3.18
Location:On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 115
Image for Large Kneeling Statue of Hatshepsut
Date:ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Medium:Granite
Accession Number:30.3.1
Location:On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 115
Image for Head from an Osiride Statue of Hatshepsut
Date:ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Medium:Limestone, paint
Accession Number:31.3.164
Location:On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 115
Image for Sphinx of Hatshepsut
Date:ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Medium:Limestone, plaster
Accession Number:31.3.94
Location:On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117
Image for Hatshepsut statue base
Date:ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Medium:Limestone
Accession Number:23.3.172a–c
Location:On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 111
Image for Scarab, Hatshepsut
Date:ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Medium:Stone
Accession Number:30.8.494
Location:On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117
Image for Scarab, Hatshepsut
Date:ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Medium:Stone
Accession Number:30.8.498
Location:On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117
Image for Scarab, Hatshepsut
Date:ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Medium:Faience
Accession Number:30.8.503
Location:On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 117