Head of Queen Tiy (Tiye) with a Crown of Two Feathers. Detail.
14th c BCE Egyptian Egyptian New Kingdom Sculpture
EGYPTIAN XVIII DYNASTY Anonymous (aka Eighteenth Dynasty Anonymous; 18th Dynasty
(c.1570 BCE - 1293 BCE)
c. 1355 BCE
14th c BCE
Yew wood; Silver; Gold; Faience
Egyptian New Kingdom
Medinet el-Gurob. Egypt.
Berlin. Aegyptisches Museum.
Queen Tiye was the mother of Akhenaten (aka Amenophis IV, Amenhotep IV; ruled 1353-1336 BCE). She wears a crown with sundisc, cow horns, and two feathers indicating her deification. The crown had been separated from the head but was rediscovered and reattached in the 1990s.