Relief Depicting the Nurse Tia
- New Kingdom, Amarna Period
- Dynasty 18
- reign of Akhenaten
- ca. 1353–1336 B.C.
- From Egypt; Probably originally from Amarna (Akhetaten); Probably from Middle Egypt, Hermopolis (Ashmunein; Khemenu)
- Limestone, paint
- h. 23.1 cm (9 1/8 in); w. 54 cm (21 1/4 in); th. 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Norbert Schimmel, 1985
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The large figure of the king, at the left, and the smaller figure of a young woman offering bread loaves appear to be participating in two different scenes. The sidelock of hair would usually identify the girl as a princess, but here, the inscription behind her reads "the nurse of the king's daughter Ankhesenpaaten, Tia," and it seems likely that this is a representation of the nurse.