Royal Statues in Procession
Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III, ca. 1478-1458 B.C.E.
Limestone, Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Thebes (Deir el Bahri)
Brooklyn #86.226.3, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc.
Photo © Joan Ann Lansberry 2012
"The hieroglyphic text in this fragment identifies the figure on the left as Thutmose III [Menkheperra]. On the right edge in front of him, traces of another figure, most likely the female king Hatshepsut, remain. These figures are images of statues-- not of the rulers themselves--that 'participated' in a religious procession..." (From the info card.)