Statuette of the lady Tiye, Wood, carnelian, gold, glass, Egyptian blue, paint

Statuette of the lady Tiye

New Kingdom
Dynasty 18
reign of Amenhotep III–Akhenaten
ca. 1390–1349 B.C.
From Egypt
Wood, carnelian, gold, glass, Egyptian blue, paint
h. 24 cm (9 7/8 in); base: w. 5.1 cm (2 in); d. 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1941
Accession Number:
Not on view
The "mistress of the harim Tiye" wears the voluminous wig and clinging dress of her time. Her necklace is made of gold, semi-precious stones and glass.
Formerly collection of the Comtesse Martine de Béhague, Paris (d. 1939). Purchased by the Museum from Dikran G. Kelekian, 1941.

Hayes, William C. 1959. Scepter of Egypt II: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675-1080 B.C.). Cambridge, Mass.: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 267, fig. 161.

Scott, Nora E. 1964. "Egyptian Jewelry." In The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 22, no. 7 (March), p. 223, fig. 1; p. 230.

Robins, Gay 2001. Egyptian Statues, Shire Egyptology, 26. Princes Risborough, 52, fig. 47.