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Statuette of the lady Tiye

Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep III–Akhenaten
Date:
ca. 1390–1349 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt
Medium:
Wood, carnelian, gold, glass, Egyptian blue, paint
Dimensions:
h. 24 cm (9 7/8 in)
base: w. 5.1 cm (2 in); d. 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
41.2.10
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 119
The "mistress of the harim Tiye" wears the voluminous wig and clinging dress of her time. Her necklace is made of gold, semi-precious stones and glass.
Formerly collection of the Comtesse Martine de Béhague, Paris (d. 1939). Purchased by the Museum from Dikran G. Kelekian, 1941.

Hayes, William C. 1959. Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Part II: The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675-1080 B.C.). Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 267, fig. 161.

Scott, Nora E. 1964. "Egyptian Jewelry." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 22, no. 7 (March), p. 223, fig. 1; p. 230.

Robins, Gay 2001. Egyptian Statues, Shire Egyptology, 26. Princes Risborough, 52, fig. 47.

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