Fragment of a polychrome tomb-painting representing Nebamun seated (probably associated with the goose census scene from the same tomb) with remains of five vertical registers of polychrome-painted hieroglyphs.
- 1350BC (circa)
- Excavated/Findspot: Tomb of Nebamun
- (Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Tomb of Nebamun (Thebes))
- Length: 73 centimetres
- Width: 54 centimetres
- Height: 67.5 centimetres (painting only)
Inscription CommentRemains of five vertical registers of polychrome-painted hieroglyphs.
PM I Part 2, p. 817;
N. Strudwick, Masterpieces of Ancient Egypt, London 2006, pp. 174-5.
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).
On display: G61/dc2/sB
Ancient Egypt & Sudan
- EA173 (original Big Number)
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Object reference number: YCA55433
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