Fragment (one of three) of a polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers: upper - six women seated at a banquet; lower - five musicians seated on the ground with remains of nine vertical registers of hieroglyphic text above.
- 1350BC (circa)
- Found/Acquired: Tomb of Nebamun
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Tomb of Nebamun (Thebes))
- Width: 50 centimetres (painting only)
Inscription CommentRemains of nine vertical registers of black-painted hieroglyphs.
Published: PM I Part 2, p. 817;
N. Strudwick, Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt, London 2006, pp. 172-3.
Full publication: R. Parkinson, The Painted Tomb-Chapel of Nebamun: Masterpieces of Ancient Egyptian Art in the British Museum (London: British Museum Press 2008).
A. Middleton and K. Uprichard (ed.), The Nebamun Wall paintings: Conservation, Scientific Analysis and Display at the British Museum (London: Archetype 2008).
Acquired by Waddington and Hanbury in Egypt in 1821.
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- EA175 (original Big Number)
Fragment (one of three) of a polychrome tomb-painting representing a banquet scene, divided into two registers: upper - men and women sit together and are attended by one standing servant-girl; lower - four musicians (two shown full-face) are shown seated on the ground while two dancers provide entertainment for the guests, fifteen vertical registers of hieroglyphs survive.
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Object reference number: YCA67993
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