Shrine dedicated to Hathor by Thutmosis III

Artefact Details

Gallery number: 12 – Ground Floor

Period: New Kingdom

Dynasty: 18th Dynasty, reign of Thutmosis III (1479-1425 BC)

Size: Height: 225 cm, Width: 157 cm, Length: 404 cm

Place of discovery: Deir el Bahari – Temple of Thutmosis III (Thebes West)

Material: Painted sandstone

This shrine with the statue of the Goddess Hathor like cow built by Thutmosis III was found in 1906 near the temple of Mentuhotep at Deir el-Bahari. The roof is painted blue with yellow stars to imitate the Vault of Heaven, and on the back wall, the king makes libations and burns incense before Amun-Ra.
The original colors have been perfectly conserved.