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.