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Queen Tiye

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Quartzite
  • 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)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    PROVENANCE Archaeological provenance not yet documented, probably from Tell el-Amarna; before 1933, reportedly acquired by an unidentified collector of Paris, France; by 1933, acquired by an unidentified dealer, Paris; by 1933, purchased in Paris from an unidentified dealer by Edouard Jonas; 1933, purchased in New York, NY from Edouard Jonas by the Brooklyn Museum.
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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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Amarna Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
    CAPTION Queen Tiye, ca. 1352–1336 B.C.E. Quartzite, 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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