Osiride Heads of Hatshepsut

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Elsie McLaughlin
published on 08 July 2017

This image shows three painted heads of the female pharaoh Maatkare Hatshepsut, each originally part of a full-body osiride statue. Here, the female pharaoh appears as the god Osiris (presumably in mummified form), with her orange skin tone a blend between the red ochre paint typically used on men, and the pale yellow complexion of an Egyptian woman. (c. 1479-1458 BCE, the Metropolitan Museum of Art).

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About the Author

Elsie McLaughlin
Elsie McLaughlin is an aspiring Egyptologist, whose areas of interest include the Amarna Period, gender, female kingship, and the history of the early New Kingdom, as well as the relationship between royal women & warfare in the New Kingdom.

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APA Style

McLaughlin, E. (2017, July 08). Osiride Heads of Hatshepsut. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6873/osiride-heads-of-hatshepsut/

Chicago Style

McLaughlin, Elsie. "Osiride Heads of Hatshepsut." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified July 08, 2017. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/6873/osiride-heads-of-hatshepsut/.

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McLaughlin, Elsie. "Osiride Heads of Hatshepsut." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 08 Jul 2017. Web. 27 Mar 2023.