This rare Queen Tiye statue is a magnificent sculpture. Hand carved from solid Egyptian black basalt and signed by the artist on her left shoulder. She is a hand carved rendition of the Egyptian Queen who was the mother of Akhenaten and grandmother of possibly the most famous pharaoh of all, Tutankhamun. This statue is a highly recognizable work of art, having been copied from the black granite statue of Queen Tiye in the Temple of Mut in Karnak, carved during the New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, during the reign of her husband, the pharaoh Amenhotep III. Exquisite hand carved detailing from the tip of the uraeus on her nemes headdress down to her base make this unforgettable work of art truly memorable. Painstaking attention was paid to the tiniest details, making this work of art a wonder to behold. Stone is natural, old and untreated and has some naturally occuring inclusions. Base width 8 cm. Statue is solid and heavy! What we know about Queen Tiye. She was the daughter of commoners, yet rose to become one of the greatest female pharaohs in antiquity, arguably. She gave birth to Akhenaten, the rebel king that remade Egypt and their belief system from polytheistic to monotheistic. Her grandson is one of the most well known Pharaohs throughout the world, King Tutankhamun. Her mother, Thuya, bore many titles, including Singer of Hathor and Chief of the Entertainers. She was an actress and a singer of her day! The item “Vintage Hand Carved Solid Stone Basalt Egyptian Queen Tiye Statue Sculpture” is in sale since Tuesday, March 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Egyptian”. The seller is “egyptsbestimports” and is located in Schenectady, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Ecuador, Egypt, Sri lanka, Maldives, Peru, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Egypt