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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. The dancers wear girdles, ear-rings, bracelets and armlets. The female musicians wear ear-rings, broad collars, bracelets, armlets and finger-rings. Fifteen vertical registers of hieroglyphs survive.
- 1370BC (circa)
- Excavated/Findspot: Tomb of Nebamun
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Tomb of Nebamun (Thebes))
- Height: 88 centimetres
- Width: 119 centimetres
- Thickness: 22 centimetres
- Width: 99.5 centimetres (painting only)
Inscription Comment15 vertical registers of hieroglyphs survive.
PM I Part 2, p. 817.
P. Kozloff, B. Bryan, and M. Berman, Egypt's Dazzling Sun, Cleveland 1992, p. 299 [Pl.32] = Le Pharaon-Soleil, Paris 1993, p. 238 [Fig.IX.24]. Strudwick in Davies, Colour and Painting, London 2001, p. 131, col. pl. 47 ;
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).
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
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: YCA60906
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