martes, 21 de febrero de 2017

Queen Ahmose

Hatshepsut supported her right to rule by claiming to be the daughter of the god Amun, who visited her mother, Queen Ahmose, in the form of King Thutmose I. Ahmose’s role in this royal myth explains the prominence of her images in Hatshepsut’s funerary temple at Deir el-Bahri.

This fragmentary head of Ahmose was the work of one of Hatshepsut’s best sculptors, who indicated the subject’s maturity by carving a slight double chin. The headdress was later scored with a chisel, perhaps in preparation for repainting.
MEDIUM Limestone, painted
DATES ca. 1478-1458 B.C.E.
PERIOD New Kingdom
DIMENSIONS 4 3/4 x 8 7/16 in. (12.1 x 21.5 cm)

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