Hatshepsut in a Devotional Attitude

Granite, paint | 95.2in | c. 1479-1458 B.C.

Unknown Artist

For the ancient Egyptians, the ideal king was a young man in the prime of life. The physical reality was of less importance, so an old man, a child, or even a woman who held the titles of pharaoh could be represented in this ideal form, as in this re...
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