Kiya
18th Dynasty, Egypt
(Top right) Canopic Jar of Queen Kiya. She is wearing a short, layered hairstyle known as the Nubian wig. Above the forehead, a hole indicates where a metal or rock-crystal uraeus was once attached.

At (left) with one knee on the ground and the other up and forward in a kneeling position. Her arms are raised before her in prayer. She wears a Nubian wig often seen on Amarna's royal women.
Image and text from the book Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, by Zahi Hawass, National Geographic, 2005.
Metropolitan Museum
Images Kiya
Mother of King Tutankhamun

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