Kneeling Statue of Hatshepsut Essay

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This paper is a close visual analysis of the Egyptian Kneeling Statue of Hatshepsut, which was dated around c. 1473-1458 BC, the 18th Dynasty in Deir el-Bahri. This three-dimensional artwork was made entirely of red granite and has a height of 8’ 6’’ (2.59 m). Considering that this solid sculpture was built many years ago, it still remains in good condition. From the first look, the tactile seems very rough, rigid and is hard to make out the eyes because some significant damage. Many pieces on the left side of her headdress, eyes and left arm have already crumbled off. However, the lips and nose still remain intact and it’s very detailed features gives the viewer a sense of how much time and effort went into this piece many years ago. From the second look I noticed that the statue of Hatshepsut has feminine facial characteristics, which mean that it was a female, however the statue also had a beard and a headdress typical for a Pharaoh to wear. The statue depicts Hatshepsut kneeling and her legs pressed together with her bottom back resting on her feet, the back straight up with a 90-degree angle, and in each hand holds two spheres like objects that are the size of a softball as she rests them upon her legs. It can be seen that the Kneeling Statue of Hatshepsut was carved because there is no space in between the legs and the platform where the statue

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