The Royal Couple as Priest and Priestess
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
This stela is interesting for its depiction of the royal couple, rather than the king by himself, praising and making an offering to the falconheaded deity. The queen’s so-called Hathor crown (consisting of cow’s horns with a sun disk surmounted by two plumes) indicates her partially divine status.
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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The Royal Couple as Priest and Priestess, 305-200 B.C.E. Sandstone, pigment, 11 5/8 x 11 in. (29.5 x 28 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 87.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.87.2_wwgA-2.jpg)
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