The Statue of Hatshepsut

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The statue of Hatshepsut seated down is made with the material limestone. This limestone is lightly colored, which created a larger contrast with the other statues nearby. Her face was carved bringing out her eyes, eyebrows and other facial features. Her eyebrows also come slightly together towards the middle. Her lips forming a slight archaic smile. The dimensions are larger than an average female size. The statue is of great size, yet still in proportion. The body and head fit well with each other overall. However, it is greatly exaggerated in size. It can be seen that the anatomy was handled quite ruggedly. There is much damage done on the knees, hands and forearms. Only these areas of the sculpture seem to be damaged most severely. The edges of her headdress and throne are also broken off. There are so many scars and broken areas all around. The parts of the face such as the nose and the side of her left eyebrow are chipped off. Her headdress is damaged especially on the top and along the side edges. Additionally, a huge chunk on the front left side of the throne has broken off as well. Despite the amount of damage on this piece, there is only one restoration made on her left eye by the Museum conservators (Hayter). Everything is left, as it is, remaining untouched and damaged. There are also hieroglyphics on the front and some on the sides of the throne Hatshepsut is seated on. Hatshepsut’s posture of sitting down on the throne gives off great reverence. Her pose gives the idea of royalty and respect as she is sitting rather calmly but also straight up. Hatshepsut’s hands are laid flat on the top of her knees. Her position is very static and still. There is no urgency in her posture, seemingly peaceful and serene. However,... ... middle of paper ... ...r feminine figure. Works Cited "Amazon." Encyclopædia Briticanna. Ed. The Editors of The Encyclopædia Britannica. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Dec. 2013. . Ancient Egypt and Archaeology. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Dec. 2013. . "Marble Statue of a Wounded Amazon." Metropolitan Museum of Art. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Dec. 2013. . Robins, Gay. "The Names of Hatshepsut as King." Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 85 (1999): 103-12. Jstore. Web. 8 Dec. 2013. . Ruffell, Julie. "Brave Women Warriors of Greek Myth: An Amazon Roster." Whoosh. Whoosh! Online Edition, n.d. Web. 7 Dec. 2013. .
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