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Head of Queen Tiye

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By the second year of his reign, Amenhotep III was married to his "great royal wife," Queen Tiye. We know more about Tiye than we do about any other Eighteenth-Dynasty queen with the exception of Hatshepsut who ruled as pharaoh. The names of Tiye's parents, both commoners, were proclaimed far...

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From Dongola Province, Sudan (probably from Sedeinga). 1921: given to George Reisner for the MFA by Jackson Pasha.

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Gift of George A. Reisner

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, 1390–1352 B.C.

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Height x width x depth: 20.3 x 11.5 x 12 cm (8 x 4 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.)

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The Ancient World