Monday, August 21, 2006

Hatshepsut at the Kimbell
The Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth, Texas) will be opening its doors this coming Sunday August 27th to Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh, which will be showing until 31st December 2006: "The exhibition features a number of monumental statues of Hatshepsut herself, including images of her as a female ruler, as a masculine king, and as a sphinx. In fact, one of only two statues of Hatshepsut from Deir el-Bahri (the site of her mortuary temple), in which her dress style and adornment depict her as female royalty, will be on view at the Kimbell. Numerous objects that belonged to courtiers and other elites during the rule of Hatshepsut are also presented, including elegant stone vessels, lavish gold jewelry, and furniture. A fully illustrated exhibition catalogue, published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and distributed by Yale University Press, is available in the Museum Shop."
See the above page for the full story.

For details of the Kimbell, see the Museum's website:
Details of the exhibtion, together with lectures designed to compliment it, can be found on the Kimbell's website at:

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