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Queen Tiye

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Sandstone
  • Possible Place Made: Tell el-Amarna, Egypt
  • DATES ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E.
    DYNASTY late Dynasty 18
    PERIOD New Kingdom, Amarna Period
    DIMENSIONS 3 3/4 × 3 × 3 1/2 in., 1.5 lb. (9.5 × 7.6 × 8.9 cm, 0.68kg)  (show scale)
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 33.55
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Queen Tiye, ca. 1352-1336 B.C.E. Sandstone, 3 3/4 × 3 × 3 1/2 in., 1.5 lb. (9.5 × 7.6 × 8.9 cm, 0.68kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 33.55. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 33.55_PS9.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 33.55_PS9.jpg., 2018
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Red sandstone head. A small and very delicately modeled head typical of the Tell el-Amarna school. There is a dowel on the head which once held the separate headdress. The eyes were doubtless inlaid as they are deep set and hollow. Condition: The rear of the head and the dowel are considerably chipped. The nose is broken. There are large chips on the chin, right cheek and forehead.
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