Hatshepsut as a Young Queen


Hatshepsut as a young Queen
© 2011 Elena Fattakova
Hatshepsut as a young Queen
2.5 x 2.5 x 9
Sculpture, bonded bronze.

Hatshepsut, the Queen who would be Pharaoh, is con-
sidered one of Egypt’s most successful rulers and “the first
great woman in history of whom we are informed.”

At the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York an entire
room is dedicated to Hatshepsut, and when I first saw her
statues I couldn’t help but be fascinated by her.

I found that she was usually depicted as an adult ruler,
and that almost none of her statues is as well preserved
as not to show at least slight damages to her face.

So I wanted to create a miniature head sculpture that
shows her young, undamaged, hopeful face when she
became Queen.

“Hatshepsut as a young Queen” was originally exhibited
as part of the composition “False Door”.

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