Apr 21, 2021
Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh
Posted by Catharine H. Roehrig Catharine H. Roehrig Renee Dreyfus

The female pharaoh Hatshepsut reigned for nearly twenty years during Egypt s early New Kingdom in the fifteenth century B.C First acting as regent for her young nephew stepson Thutmose III, she in time assumed the title of king and exercised the full powers of the throne as senior co ruler In accordance with Egyptian tradition, Hatshepsut was often depicted as a male kinThe female pharaoh Hatshepsut reigned for nearly twenty years during Egypt s early New Kingdom in the fifteenth century B.C First acting as regent for her young nephew stepson Thutmose III, she in time assumed the title of king and exercised the full powers of the throne as senior co ruler In accordance with Egyptian tradition, Hatshepsut was often depicted as a male king After her death, however, monuments bearing her image were ruthlessly defaced, and her name was erased from historical accounts.Hatshepsut s rise to power and the nature of her kingship have long been debated by scholars This fascinating period, one of immense artistic creativity, is illuminated by this volume s rich presentation of monumental royal sculpture and reliefs, ceremonial objects, exquisite personal items for everyday use, and dazzling jewelry Essays focus on influences from the neighboring Near East, Nubia, and the Aegean the innovative architecture built by Hatshepsut powerful figures in the royal court during her reign archaeological finds from this period and mysteries surrounding the destruction of Hatshepsut s statues and the obliteration of her name.The first in depth treatment of the subject, From Queen to Pharoah is an important investigation into the impact of Hatshepsut s reign on the history, culture, and artistic output of Egypt.

  • Title: Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh
  • Author: Catharine H. Roehrig Catharine H. Roehrig Renee Dreyfus
  • ISBN: 9780300111392
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Hatshepsut From Queen to Pharaoh The female pharaoh Hatshepsut reigned for nearly twenty years during Egypt s early New Kingdom in the fifteenth century B C First acting as regent for her young nephew stepson Thutmose III she in tim

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    Wonderful history paired with photos from the museum collection.


    Mark

    The title of this book may make you think you are getting an in depth look at the history of one of Egypt s most enigmatic pharaohs, Hatshepsut The book does give some history and background of Hatshepsut, her family, her contemporaries and her history However, the subtitle of this book The Metropolitan Museum of Art gives one a better idea of this book It was intended as a companion book to a special exhibit at New York s Metropolitan Art Museum, and it is primarily a nicely done Art coffee tab [...]


    MrsRK

    I absolutely LOVE this book Hatshepsut is one of my favorite ancient Egyptians There is no word in Egyptian for queen, so she was never what we would consider a queen, but regent of her nephew, the great Thutmose III, and later on she assumed the position of pharaoh with starchy quilt, fake beard, uraeus, cobra and all Much has been found recently about her and this book has tons of information worth reading There are gorgeous pictures of statues attributed to her, my favorite being the one from [...]


    Alonso

    I bought this book at the always fabulous Strand books for a short comic story that I m doing I m very interested right now in Hatshepsut, the female Pharoah This book is exceptionally informative, with amazing illustrations, great reference pictures, and some really solid essay material.My one reservation is that the essays can be a little up and down, written as they are by a variety of people They tend to be a bit dry in places as well.Still well worth it.


    B. G. Brainard

    I greatly enjoyed reading about Hatshepsut, the Egyptian queen that reigned as pharaoh, and looking at all the items in this exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was informative I have been interested in her ever since seeing her mortuary temple at Deir el Bahri in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.


    Jonathan

    Very good short work.


    Mary-Michelle Moore

    Beautiful photographs of artifacts but I wanted of a biography than this coffee table book would allow



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