Queen Hatshepsut Offering to Osiris
18TH DYNASTY: HATSHEPSUT/MAATKARE
On this flake, the artist intended to show respect for the queen's majesty and drew her as a masculine figure, kneeling and wearing the Khepresh helmet-like crown of ceremonies. She is offering two jars of wine and cool water to the god Osiris of the underworld (not shown).
The queen wears a collar and a short kilt fastened with a belt. The text refers to "Maat-Ka-Ra (the throne name of Hatshepsut) beloved of Osiris," and "offering wine and cool water". The drawing is brightly colored and the primarily red sketch lines, and some corrections in the proportions are shown.