Statue of Queen Iset

The Queen Iset, was the mother of King Thutmose III, second great royal wife of King Thutmose II. She wears a large wig, with two uraeus at the forehead, the left one wearing the White Crown of Upper Egypt and the right one wearing the Red Crown of Lower Egypt. The base of a crown can be seen on top of her wig, it is covered in gold leaf and once held two large plumes.

Statue of Queen Iset
Statue of Queen Iset

New Kingdom, mid 18th Dynasty, reign of Thutmose III, ca. 1479-1425 BC. Black granite with gold leaf, from Karnak Cachette. Now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 37417; CG 42072

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