Sunday, May 25, 2008

Portrait Gallery: Queen Tiye

This yellow jasper head of an Egyptian queen - likely Tiye, mother-in-law of Nefertiti (among other accomplishments) - is one of the great treasures of New York's Metropolitan Museum.

All well and good - it also features one of the sexiest mouths anywere, ancient or modern. Just a few inches high, the fragment stops traffic.

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