Author(s): C. Zarnoch, E. Sullivan
Description: This statue fragment depicts a queen in a Hathoric wig (associated with the goddess Hathor) with a royal ureaus (striking snake) on her brow. She is represented youthfully, with a slim torso and a slight smile upon her lips, features characteristic of the first half of New Kingdom.
Provenance: Found in excavations around base of the 8th Pylon (the lower portion still in situ)
Person: Queen Ahmose-Merytamun, from the reign of Amunhotep I
Date: Dynasty 18, New Kingdom (1525-1504 BCE)
Dimensions: H: 111.00cm
Current Location: British Museum
The British Museum. (2008). “Explore/Highlights.” http://www.britishmuseum.org