Statue fragment of Hatshepsut

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1458


Accession Number

52.347

Medium or Technique

Quartz diorite

Out on Loan

On display at Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Japan, February 18, 2018 – July 1, 2018

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Fragment of stone statue with head and upper torso remaining of a young Queen Hatsheptsut; slightly battered uraeus cobra on forehead; likely shows Hatshepsut prior to assuming the kingship of Egypt; likely originally from a standing pair statue; possibly inspired by Middle Kingdom sculptural models.

Provenance

By 1934, Joseph Lindon Smith (b. 1863 - d. 1950), Dublin, NH [see note]; by inheritance to his widow; 1952, gift of Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 13, 1952)

NOTE: Lent to the MFA in that year.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Lindon Smith in memory of Joseph Lindon Smith