Fragmentary Statuette of Queen Hatshepsut

Fragmentary Statuette of Queen Hatshepsut
Egypt, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 15501458 B.C.E., from Abydos
Quartz diorite, HxWxD: 8.9 x 4.1 x 4.4 cm (3 1/2 x 1 5/8 x 1 3/4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith in memory of Joseph Lindon Smith 1952, MFA #52.347


Photos ©Joan Ann Lansberry, 2014

"The uraeus serpent on this seated woman's brow indicates that she is a queen. Several facial features, such as the large aquiline nose, a family trait of Dynasty 18 royalty, identify the statuette as a portrait of young Hatshepsut before she assumed the titulary and iconography of a pharoah." him as 'king's son, adorner of the god Ptah, and noble...,' before it breaks off. Perhaps he is one of the forty-five or more children of Ramesses II." (From the info card)

The museum website adds that it is "likely originally from a standing pair statue; possibly inspired by Middle Kingdom sculptural models."