About this artwork
The form of the crown, full lips, down-turned edges of the mouth and almond-shaped eyes identify this fragment as Queen Tiye. She was the influential wife of pharaoh Amunhotep III. This head may originally have come from a statuette made during the reign of her son, Akhenaten.
- Ancient Egyptian
- Head From a Shabti (Funerary Figurine) of Queen Tiye
- 1353 BCE–1336 BCE
- Travertine (Egyptian alabaster) and pigment
- 7.6 × 5.8 × 2.6 cm (3 × 2 1/4 × 1 in.)
- Gift of Henry H. Getty, Charles L. Hutchinson, and Norman W. Harris