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 Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Japan, July 18, 2017 – October 9, 2017

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