The Lost Shrine of a Lost Queen

By
Kierra Foley
Kierra Foley is a member of the class of 2014, dual majoring in Near Eastern Studies and the History of Art. She focuses primarily on Egyptian art and language, but also has a secondary interest in Assyriology. She is one of the JHU Archaeological Museum's undergraduate work-study students.

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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