The Lost Shrine of a Lost Queen

Kierra Foley
Kierra Foley is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Chicago, studying Egyptian Art and Archaeology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. She graduated with a B.A. in Near Eastern Studies and the History of Art from Johns Hopkins in 2014. During her time at JHU, she worked as an undergraduate collections assistant at the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum.

Wooden shrine facade, ECM 1888, Eton College Myers Collection

The Lost Shrine of a Lost Queen: Reconstructing ECM 1888

An enigmatic and peculiar piece, object number ECM 1888 is a wooden shrine facade bearing the names of 18th Dynasty pharaohs Hatshepsut and Thutmose II. It will be historically and geographically situated in the context of Hatshepsut’s reign through discussions that are art historical and philological in nature. Additionally, physical investigations and comparative analyses of the piece will reveal potential workshops of origin.



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