Kneeling Figure of King Hatshepsut

Kneeling Figure of King Hatshepsut

Date ca. 1473-1458 BCE

Movement Egyptian | New Kingdom | 18th Dynasty

Medium Red granite

Dimensions height approx. 8’6”

Provenance Deir el-Bahri, Egypt

Housed at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

 

One of the surviving figures from the Deir el-Bahri funerary complex, this statue depicts Hatshepsut presenting “order” to the Egyptian god Amun. The female king wears the nemes headdress, kilt, and false beard of male pharaohs.