The King's Mother Tasherenese

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 July 2016
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The cobras on Tasherenese's headdress and forehead signal a royal status, and her fly-whisk was typical of queens. She was, however, not a queen. An inscription on the back-pillar identifies her as the mother of King Amasis, who started out as a general but seized the crown in a coup. The dethroned king, Apries, was blamed for a catastrophic Egyptian defeat in Libya. Apries sought to regain his crown with support from the Babylonian army, but Amasis stopped the invasion and Apries was killed. 26th Dynasty, reign of Amasis, circa 570-526 BCE. Exact provenance of excavation in unknown. (The British Museum, London).

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2016, July 18). The King's Mother Tasherenese. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5344/the-kings-mother-tasherenese/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "The King's Mother Tasherenese." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 18, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5344/the-kings-mother-tasherenese/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "The King's Mother Tasherenese." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Jul 2016. Web. 25 Jul 2021.