Monday, February 02, 2009

Alabaster Statue of Queen Amenirdis I - Amunirdis I - Amonirdis I - Kushite Queen - Khaneferumut Hatnefrumut of Ancient Egypt

This alabaster statue of Amenirdis I (prenomen: Khaneferumut or Hatnefrumut) is probably the most famous image of this Kushite Queen - it inspired Verdi to compose Aida.

The statue is stunning when seen in real life. For many years it was on display in the Cairo Museum of Antiquities but since the ‘Black Pharaohs’ exhibition the alabaster statue has been moved for more of the public to see this magnificent depiction of an amazing Queen of ancient Egypt.