Head From a Shabti (Funerary Figurine) of Queen Tiye

A work made of egyptian alabaster and pigment.
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  • A work made of egyptian alabaster and pigment.

Date:

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

Artist:

Egyptian

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 theinfluential wife of pharaoh Amunhotep III. This head may originally have come from a statuette made during the reign of her son.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Artist

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Head From a Shabti (Funerary Figurine) of Queen Tiye

Origin

Egypt

Date

1353–1336

Medium

Egyptian alabaster and pigment

Dimensions

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

Reference Number

1892.232

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