Tomb painting with scene of mourning women

Egyptian
New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III
1390–1352 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, Tomb of Nebamun

Dimensions

Height x width: 23 x 33 cm (9 1/16 x 13 in.)

Accession Number

68.555

Medium or Technique

Painted mud plaster

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Wall painting

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.

Provenance

From Thebes, Tomb of Nebamun. 1968: Purchased by the MFA.
(Accession Date: September 11, 1968)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund