Pictures: Queen Tiy


Queen Tiy, consort of Amenhotep III, was born a commoner yet her sons were acknowledged as heirs to the Egypt throne. In this Theban relief she wears a complicated crown decorated with multiple uraei which link the queen both with the kingship and with the goddess Hathor, daughter and Eye of Ra. The double snakes on her brow wear the crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt, but the tall feathers that once completed Tiy's crown have been lost. Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels.

Pictures: Queen Tiy


Queen Tiy, consort of Amenhotep III, was born a commoner yet her sons were acknowledged as heirs to the Egypt throne. In this Theban relief she wears a complicated crown decorated with multiple uraei which link the queen both with the kingship and with the goddess Hathor, daughter and Eye of Ra. The double snakes on her brow wear the crowns of Upper and Lower Egypt, but the tall feathers that once completed Tiy's crown have been lost. Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels.

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