Relief fragment with three offerers led by Queen Tuya, mother of Ramesses II - ROM2007_9648_1

ROM2007_9648_1

Relief fragment with three offerers led by Queen Tuya, mother of Ramesses II

Medium:Limestone, carved
Geography: Probably from Tomb of Tjia at Saqqara, Egypt
Date: c. 1279-1213 BC
Period: Reign of Ramesses II, 19th Dynasty, New Kingdom
Dimensions:
27.9 x 86.9 cm
Object number: 955.79.2
On view
Gallery Location:Galleries of Africa: Egypt
DescriptionLimestone relief showing three people presenting offerings to a deity (perhaps Hathor) who would have faced them on the left. First in the sequence is Queen Tuya, the wife of King Seti I and the mother of Ramesses II. She holds a floral bouquet in one hand and an incense burner in the other. She wears a vulture headress topped by a modius platform. Next is her son-in-law identified as "Royal  scribe, Overseer of the Treasury of the Lord of the Two Lands Tjia." He holds a floral bouquet in one hand and raises his other hand in adoration. Behind him is a woman identified as the "Mistress of the house, Songstress of Amun, great of strength, the king's noble sister Tjia." She holds a floral bouquet in one hand and shakes a sistrim rattle with the other.  She wears a lotus flower draped over her head. (S.B. Shubert)
Collection:
Egypt
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