Commemorative stela of Hatshepsut and Thutmosi III
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Commemorative stela of Hatshepsut and Thutmosi III

From Thebes, Temple of Amon in Karnak
18th dyn., 1475-1468 BC
Yellow sandstone
Height 115.0 cm
cat. 22780

The stela commemorates the dedication of a monument to the god Amon in the sacred enclosure of the Temple of Karnak. The two sovereigns are shown in the centre (from left Hatshepsut followed by Thutmose) before the god; on the right is a personification of Thebes, as a goddess armed with bow and arrows. The joint representation of Hatshepsut and Thutmose makes it possible to date the monument to the period of their joint reign, in the middle of the 15th century BC.