domingo, 27 de abril de 2014

jewel chest Tuyu

The jewel chest of Tuyu. Found empty of any jewels as the tomb was robbed in antiquity, the chest was originally constructed for Tuyu's daughter, Tiye, who placed it in the tomb as offering. Tiye became the wife of Amehnhotep III and mother of Akhenaten . Country of Origin: Ancient Egypt. Period/ Date: New Kingdom 1391 - 1353 BC, 18th Dynasty. Material/ Size: Wood, glod leaf, faience, ebony and painted ivory, H=38.5cm W=26.8cm. Place of Origin: Valley of the Kings. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Location 72

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