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The Golden Wood Statue of Queen Tiye

The Golden Wood Statue of Queen Tiye is one of the treasures of ancient Egyptian art, a wooden half-figure statue depicting Tiye, the queen of Pharaoh Amenhotep III of the 18th Dynasty in ancient Egypt. The statue is about 50 cm high and 20 cm wide, made from a single piece of wood and covered with a layer of gold leaf, giving it a luxurious appearance. It was discovered in 1926 and is now housed at the Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany.

The statue portrays Tiye wearing a snakeskin skirt and tight-fitting bodice, with her left hand placed on her chest. Tiye’s face is elegant, with a gentle gaze that creates a sense of intimacy. The statue is believed to have been made during the ancient Egyptian period around the 14th century BC. It is considered a masterpiece of ancient Egyptian art because it not only showcases the skill and creativity of ancient Egyptian art but also reflects the culture and religious beliefs of ancient Egyptian society. At the same time, the statue vividly presents an image of ancient women, providing important reference material for researching the social status and roles of ancient Egyptian women.

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