La Faraona

During the three millennia of ancient Egypt, only five women are known to have ruled as Pharaoh Queens. But unlike the male, the role of the woman was not merely to occupy absolute power, but to be the guardian and protector of her country and of her husband in his shadow.

In the 18th dynasty, the beautiful and ambitious Hatshepsut, daughter of Thutmose I and wife of Thutmose II, after widowing her husband in an unprecedented act, decides to displace the eldest son of her husband; Thutmose III, due to his young age and doubtful royal lineage, and proclaimed herself to be the Queen Pharaoh chosen by God Amon.

Her reign lasted 22 years until the day of her death, from 1479 to 1457 BC. She had great intentions to create a female dynasty, but after the sudden death of her daughter and her lover, probably murdered by Thutmose III, her fantasies were thwarted.

Inspired by the story of Hatshepsut, from New York City, with her gold pigments, the artist gives life to La Faraona.

This painting is made with acrylics, gold pigment and markers. Painted on canvas.

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