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The Royal Couple as Priest and Priestess

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

This stela is interesting for its depiction of the royal couple, rather than the king by himself, praising and making an offering to the falconheaded deity. The queen’s so-called Hathor crown (consisting of cow’s horns with a sun disk surmounted by two plumes) indicates her partially divine status.
MEDIUM Sandstone, pigment
DATES 305-200 B.C.E.
PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
DIMENSIONS 11 5/8 x 11 in. (29.5 x 28 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION The Royal Couple as Priest and Priestess, 305-200 B.C.E. Sandstone, pigment, 11 5/8 x 11 in. (29.5 x 28 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 87.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.87.2_wwgA-2.jpg)
IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery A-2 installation, CUR.87.2_wwgA-2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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