Episode 97b: The In-Laws

Interlude: Queen Tiy’s Lucky Family.

The family of Queen Tiy came from an interesting place, and led a fascinating life. Her mother and father – Tjuyu and Yuya – and her brother Anen enjoyed great privileges thanks to their family connections. In life, and in death, they left an enduring legacy…

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The funeral mask of Yuya; note the wonky eyes!

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The mask of Yuya, perhaps the most beautiful of its day

 

The Tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu (Photos from Quibell 1908)

 

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Third / inner coffin of Tjuyu

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The mummy of Tjuyu (Tuya / Thuiu)

 

 

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Fourth / inner coffin of Yuya

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The mummy of Yuya (Iouiya, Yuia)

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The arrangement of the tomb, KV46, when first discovered. In the small space, objects were stacked on top of one another, to accomodate a vast assemblage.

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Shabti figurines from the tomb

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Shabti figurines from the tomb

 

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A full chariot, preserved in the tomb

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Model tools and decorative amulets and scarabs

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Mirror and instruments of Tjuyu

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A chair found in the tomb, decorated with images of the couple’s grand-daughter, princess Sat/Sit-Amun (centre)

Bibliography

Eric Cline and David O’Connor, Amenhotep III: Perspectives on His Reign, 1998.

Theodore M. Davis The Tomb of Iouiya and Touiyou, 2000 (reprint).

Aidan Dodson, Amarna Sunrise, 2014.

Arielle P. Kozloff, Amenhotep III: Egypt’s Radiant Pharaoh, 2012.

Arielle P. Kozloff and Betsy M. Bryan, Egypt’s Dazzling Sun: Amenhotep III and His World, 1992.

Donald B. Redford, Akhenaten: The Heretic King, 1984.

James Quibell, The Tomb of Yuaa and Thuiu, 1908 (archive.org).

G. Elliot Smith, Egyptian Mummies, 1924.