Monday, January 10, 2011

Pieces of Amenhotep and Tiye

Anyone who has ever visited the Cairo museum has seen and remembers well the colossal statue of Amenhotep III and his great wife Tiye. The statue is extremely rare in Egyptian art for it depicts Tiye on the same scale as king Amenhotep III. When originally discovered in ruins in the nineteenth century the statue was pieced back together with the missing pieces replicated in stone.

Recent excavations have now turned up the missing pieces which are being held at the site till such time as they can be added back to the statue.

Discovery has it too.

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