Fragment of a polychrome tomb-painting representing funerary offerings and with four vertical registers of polychrome painted hieroglyphs surviving.
- 1350BC (circa)
- Excavated/Findspot: Tomb of Nebamun
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Tomb of Nebamun (Thebes))
- Length: 104.2 centimetres
- Width: 61 centimetres
Inscription CommentRemains of four vertical registers of polychrome-painted hieroglyphs.
PM I Part 2, p. 817.
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).
5 August 2004
Reason for analysis
Analysis Of Material On The Surface Of The Nebamun Wall Painting “The Offering Table” (Ea 37985)
Analysis was undertaken on two areas of the surface of a Nebamun wall painting fragment “the offering table”. Sample one was from an area where the surface seemed discoloured, it appeared a consolidant may have been applied. Sample two was a waxy material that was being used to fill a crack in the surface. Sample one did not contain a conservation material, and the discolouration is probably due to staining. Sample two was identified as beeswax.
Analysis reference number
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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Object reference number: YCA63205
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