Tomb painting with scene of mourning women
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, Tomb of Nebamun
Height x width: 23 x 33 cm (9 1/16 x 13 in.)
Medium or Technique
Painted mud plaster
Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)
Fragment from a painted wall in the Tomb of Nebamun. It depicts a group of six mourning women standing at the funeral procession. Two women in the front kneel down to sprinkle dirt of their heads. Tears are visble on the cheeks of all the women. There are many chips. Most of the paint remains. Other fragments from this tomb are in Brooklyn, Kansas City, Princeton, and the Norbert Schimmel Collection.
From Thebes, Tomb of Nebamun. 1968: Purchased by the MFA.
(Accession Date: September 11, 1968)
William Francis Warden Fund