"Amenhotep III was the father of two sons with his Great Royal Wife Tiye, a queen who could be considered as the progenitor of monotheism[dead link] through her first son, Crown Prince Thutmose, who predeceased his father, and her second son, Amenhotep IV, later known as Akhenaten, who ultimately succeeded Amenhotep III to the throne."
Painted faience ushabti of an Egyptian noblewoman named Sati, from the reign of the 18th Dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III (r. ca. 1390-1352 BCE). Thought to come from Saqqara; now in the Brooklyn Museum....
danceswithfaeriesunderthemoon: Queen Tiye, the wife of Pharoah Amenhotep III
Tjuyu’s casket of jewels ~ wood, gold leaf,faience,painted ebony and ivory, 41 x 38.5 x 26.8 cm, dating from reign of Amenhotep III 1388–1351 B.C. from Tomb of Yuya and Tjuyu at the Valley of Kings,Thebes.
Tuya (also Tuy or Mut-Tuya) was the wife of Pharaoh Seti I of Egypt and mother of Tia, Ramesses II and perhaps Henutmire. As the mother of Ramesses II, she enjoyed a privileged existence of a respected king's mother and was allowed the opportunity to correspond with the Hittite royal court after the Year 21 peace treaty between Egypt and Hatti put in place by Ramesses II.