Saturday, 4 December 2010

Photo - Thutmose III, Luxor Museum

Thutmose III Luxor Museum
Originally uploaded by hope128

Since researching Hatshepsut, i have often stumbled across the same image. An image in fact which has become one of my personal favorites. Not Hatshepsut this time, but her step-son, nephew and successor, Thutmose III.
To me, this particular statue stands out as a masterpiece. This is a Pharaoh looking proud, content and in the prime of their life. The shadows, made so due to the light-system within the Luxor Museum, add to the overall beauty of this wonderful statue.
Also clear, although not unexpected is the likeness to Hatshepsut in the face.

I do hope to see this statue for myself one day. Fingers crossed...



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