Titles + Changes to Royal Image over Time …
Titles + Changes to Royal Image over Time
Gradual and progressive masculinisation of Hatshepsut's female image was part of an ideological discourse about the nature of the royal power she held
Depiction of Hatshepsut as a royal king was established through statues, carving and paintings
Co-regency - Hatshepsut and thutmose standing next to each other
Years 2-7 Hatshepsut standing in front of Thutmose III
Official images of Hatshepsut. the depiction of her facial features reflected an ideology of rulership - Her face as rather square, jaw strong and angular, her eyes wide open, her nose straight resembled her immediate predecessors
Male image acted as a "psuedo-genealogical mask" that was designed to link Hatshepsut to her deceased husband and father who was the "legitimising ancestor"
"The historical and evolutive context of the emergence of her specific kingship and latter's iconographic expression compels us to recognise that, in the end, what she did was nothing other than a usurpation"
The titles used by the queens and the pharaohs, were precise indicators of the relative status of members of the royal family
Hatshepsut was her birth name but her titles changed over time as they reflected her changing status and increase of power
King's daughter, King's sister, King's great wife
demonstrated that the title "God's Wife of Amun" was related to the office of the priestess of Amun and that it was a prominent role to play in temple ritual
suggested that "God's wife of Amun" played the role of cohort to the deity in various temple ceremonies - stress devotion
Once became pharaoh she changed her name to "Daughter of Amun" to emphasise her devotion to Amun and display of power (Divine + Coronation)
indicator of her close identification with the goddess, Ma'at, the personification of the principles of truth, justice and cosmic order (found in inscription at Speos Artemidos)
claims that Hatshepsut's "ambition was by no means dormant", suggesting that she planned to take "the momentous step of herself assuming the double crown" - Process did not occur immediately and seems to have gone through stages
Feminine features of the narrow waist, breasts, short nose, large eyes and arched eyebrows are juxtaposed with the nemes headcloth and the uraeus of the pharaoh.
shows a more fully developed image of the female pharaoh. Kingly titles on the sides of the throne are feminised to read "the perfect goddess, Lady of the two land" and "Bodily Daughter of Re"
typical NKE way of presenting a warrior pharaoh. Located at the side of the entrance to Hatshepsut's mortuary temple. Wears the royal regalia such as the nemes and the fake beard. Elements of femininity - Hatshepsut propaganda
full garb of the king