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Cartonnage of Tuya

By Jacqueline Engel

Gilded openwork cartonnage frame of the mummy of Tuya who was married to the priest Yuya and was the mother of Queen Tiye, wife of King Amenhotep III.

She had several titles including the singer of Amun’ and ‘the Cloth Inspector of the Royal Palace’.

It was damaged by the looters on January 28, 2011. Parts were broken and other parts were cracked. It has now been restored to its former condition.

Gilded cartonnage New kingdom, 18th dynasty – Valley of the Kings, Thebes.

Egyptian Museum Caïro

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