martes, 14 de febrero de 2017

Amarna: UC 376a

Amarna: UC 376a
Limestone stamp cartouche of Queen Tiy, flanked by horses and the signs 'rich'. ('Queen Tiy, rich in horses').

Tiy, the great royal wife of Amenhotep III
Tiy is the daughter of Iuya and Tuya; Iuya was an official whose family came from Akhmim. Tiy is the most influential woman in the reign of Amenhotep III, and retained influence even after his death. She appears next to the king in many temples and had her own temple at Sedeinga (Nubia). She gave birth to at least four daughters: Satamun, Henuttaneb, Nebetiah, and Aset. Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten is certainly, according to the written sources, her son; the mother of the Thutmose who was also son of Amenhotep III is unknown. Tiy appears on many objects together with her husband; she is well attested in Amarna and Gurob. She survived her husband for several years.

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