Incredibly popular, this spectacular landmark exhibition explored the 20-year reign of the Egyptian pharaoh Hatshepsut, the first great female ruler known to history. Perhaps one of the most intriguing figures in ancient Egypt, she oversaw an artistic renewal that produced some of the greatest masterpieces of the magnificent civilization, many of which were featured in this exhibition. Fort Worth was the last of only three venues to showcase the statuary, ceremonial objects, finely crafted furniture, dazzling jewelry, and exquisite personal items that told the compelling story of Hatshepsut—woman, queen, and pharaoh.
Caption: Sphinx of Hatshepsut, Egypt, New Kingdom, c. 1473–1458 B.C., granite and paint. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Rogers Fund, 1931