Queen & King of the Land of Punt
Originally uploaded by The Handler
Here is a copy of a depiction of the Queen of Punt from Deir el Bahri.
Although her husband is present - i read his name as Pa-r-h-w (Parehu) it is the queen who draws our attention.
Her depiction as an obese lady has caused much debate. In today's world, we have a syndrome named "Queen of Punt Syndrome".
Maybe this is how the Egyptians actually saw the Queen. If so then this is the first time i have seen any Egyptian depiction of someone so large. Sometimes Egyptian people were shown to have rolls of fat on their bodies to show they are established/ well off. The queen of Punt would was not Egyptian and therefore tribal tradition (large = beautiful) could be the answer.