Hatshepsut (1508-1458 BCE) was born a princess in the Egyptian royal line and became the regent for the the infant who would become the next king, Although only a regent , she assumed the title and the trappings of a king with the additional title of Pharaoh. She then ruled Egypt from 1473 to 1458 BCE, a rare woman to achieve that position in 3000 years of Egyptian history.
Hatshepsut proved to be a successful and important ruler as she restored many monuments and restored trade with western Asia, with Punt, and with the Aegean Islands. No other female king appeared until Cleopatra (51-30 BCE).
A statue in THE MET in New York City is very similar to these bookends. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Egyptian Expeditions in 1926-27 and 1929 excavated bits and pieces of a statue of Hatshepsut near her funerary temple at Deir el-Bahri in Thebes. In 1929 they acquired a fragment that had been excavated and taken to Berlin in 1845. Click here for the link to The Met page on the Hatshepsut statue. It is on view at THE MET Fifth Avenue in Gallery 115.
Another bookend depiction of a female pharoah is a bust by Dodge Inc. probably in the 1940s.