Funerary Mask of Tuya

Artefact Details

Gallery number: 45 – Upper Floor

Period: New Kingdom

Dynasty: 18th Dynasty – Reign of Amenhotep III (1387-1350 BC)

Size: Height: 77 cm

Place of discovery: Valley of the Kings – Thebes

Material: Cartonnage: Linen and stucco, gold leaf, glass paste, alabaster.

This magnificent funerary mask, made of stucco with golden leaf, belong to Tuya, the wife of Yuya, mother of the Queen Tiy, and great grand-mother of Tutankhamun, and has been found in the intact tomb KV 46 in the Valley of the Kings by the Egyptian Antiquities and Theodore Davis in 1905 with a very rich funerary equipment.