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tomb-painting

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    EA37986

  • Description

    Rectangular fragment (one of three) of a polychrome tomb-painting representing a banquet scene, divided into two registers: upper - three seated couples are attended by serving women and boys; lower - a group of women, seated apart from the men, are attended by a standing serving woman.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1350BC (circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 76 centimetres (max)
    • Width: 126 centimetres (painting only)
  • Curator's comments

    Published:
    PM I Part 2, p. 817. Le Pharaon-Soleil, Paris 1993, p. 238 [Fig.IX.25a,b].
    Lise Manniche in, Strudwick & Taylor: The Theban Necropolis, 2003, [pl.7];
    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).

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  • Bibliography

    • Strudwick 2006 p.172 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G61/2C

  • Condition

    good (incomplete)

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1821

  • Department

    Ancient Egypt & Sudan

  • BM/Big number

    EA37986

  • Registration number

    .37986

  • Additional IDs

    • ES.181

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