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Seated Statue of Hatshepsut

Seated Statue of Hatshepsut, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, ca. 1479–1458 B.C., From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahri & el- Asasif, Senenmut Quarry, 1926–28/Lepsius 1843–45, Indurated limestone, paint, H. 195 cm (76 3/4 in.); W. 49 cm (19 5/16 in.); D. 114 cm (44 7/8 in.), Hatshepsut, the most successful of several female rulers of ancient Egypt, declared herself king sometime between years 2 and 7 of the reign of her stepson and nephew, Thutmose III. She adopted the full titulary of a pharaoh, including the throne name Maatkare, which is the name most frequently found on her monuments

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