Ancient Egyptian Antiques Statue Of Pharaonic Queen Tiye Egyptian BC. Was the daughter of Yuya and Thuya. She became the Great Royal Wife of the Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III. She was the mother of Akhenaten and grandmother of Tutankhamun. Tiye's father, Yuya, was a non-royal, wealthy landowner from the Upper Egyptian town of Akhmim, where he served as a priest and superintendent of oxen or commander of the chariotry.Tiye's mother, Thuya, was involved in many religious cults, as her different titles attested Singer of Hathor, Chief of the Entertainers of both Amun and Min... Which suggests that she was a member of the royal family. Commemorative marriage scarab of Amenhotep III and Tiye. Egyptologists have suggested that Tiye's father, Yuya, was of foreign origin due to the features of his mummy and the many different spellings of his name, which might imply it was a non-Egyptian name in origin Some suggest that the queen's strong political and unconventional religious views might have been due not just to a strong character, but to foreign descent. Tiye also had a brother, Anen, who was Second Prophet of Amun.
Ay, a successor of Tutankhamun as pharaoh after the latter's death, is believed to be yet another brother of Tiye, despite no clear date or monument confirming a link between the two. Egyptologists presume this connection from Ay's origins (also from Akhmin), because he is known to have built a chapel dedicated to the local god Min there, and because he inherited most of the titles that Tiye's father, Yuya, held at the court of Amenhotep III during his lifetime.
Tiye was married to Amenhotep III by the second year of his reign. He had been born of a secondary wife of his father and needed a stronger tie to the royal lineage. Commemorative scarabs, announcing Tiye as Great Royal Wife and giving the names of her parents. He appears to have been crowned while still a child, perhaps between the ages of six and twelve. The couple had at least seven, and possibly more, children.
Height: 22 cm / 8.66 inch. Bottom Length : 10 cm / 3.93 inch. Condition: Good Condition As shown in pictures.
Provenance: Stone in the Desert of the Egyptian City of Luxor. Thank You For your time to view our listing and appreciate your time.