Relief Depicting the Nurse Tia

New Kingdom, Amarna Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 121

The block evokes a scene of the king before a crowd. On the right, an elegant hand dangles alongside the thigh of a royal male, surely Akhenaten. Behind him is a woman labeled "the nurse of the king’s daughter Ankhesenpaaten, Tia." Tia faces to the right and holds small loaves to cajole the restive young princess, whose garment is just visible on the far right where she stands for the court ceremony.

Relief Depicting the Nurse Tia, Limestone, paint

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