Photo #7

By marrying a pharaoh, a queen could embody goddesses. Here, the standing posture and belly of a pregnant woman depict Tiye in the form of Taweret, goddess of childbirth.

Unknown provenance
New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Akhenaten
(1353–1336 B.C.)

© Museo Egizio (Turin, Italy)

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