Head of Queen Tiye

This portrait of Queen Tiye, chief wife of King Amenhotep III and mother of King Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten), conveys her strong personality. Tiye was a forceful woman who wielded significant power at the Egyptian court. Here she wears the crown of a queen with two uraei (cobras) attached at the front. The head originally belonged to a statuette that was found at the temple of Hathor in Sinai.

 
   
 

New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty
Original: Green steatite
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Model: 7 x 5 x 4 cm
Price: Stucco 10 LE