Tomb painting with scene of mourning women

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

Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, Tomb of Nebamun


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted mud plaster

On View

Egyptian Funerary Arts Gallery (Mummies) (Gallery 109)


The Ancient World


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.


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

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund