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Head From a Shabti (Funerary Figurine) of Queen Tiye

A work made of travertine (egyptian alabaster) with traces of pigment.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of travertine (egyptian alabaster) with traces of pigment.


New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, Reign of Akhenaten (about 1353–1336 BCE)

About this artwork

The form of the crown, full lips, down-turned edges of the mouth and almond-shaped eyes identify this fragment as Queen Tiye. She was the influential wife of pharaoh Amunhotep III. This head may originally have come from a statuette made during the reign of her son, Akhenaten.


On View, Gallery 50


Arts of Africa


Ancient Egyptian


Head From a Shabti (Funerary Figurine) of Queen Tiye


Egypt (Object made in)

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1353 BCE–1336 BCE


Travertine (Egyptian alabaster) with traces of pigment


7.6 × 5.8 × 2.6 cm (3 × 2 1/4 × 1 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris

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