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Netting Birds, Tomb of Khnumhotep

Artist:
Nina de Garis Davies (1881–1965)
Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12
Reign:
reign of Amenemhat II
Date:
ca. 1897–1878 B.C.
Geography:
Original from Egypt, Middle Egypt, Beni Hasan, Tomb of Khnumhotep (Tomb 3), MMA graphic expedition
Medium:
Tempera on paper
Dimensions:
facsimile: h. 101 cm (39 3/4 in); w. 260 cm (102 3/8 in) Scale 1:1 framed: h. 104.1 cm (41 in.); w. 264.5 cm (104 1/8 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
33.8.18
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 135
Painted at Beni Hasan by Norman de Garis Davies for the Graphic Section of the Museum's Egyptian Expedition, probably in 1931. Accessioned by the Museum, 1933.

Newberry, Percy E. 1893. Beni Hasan, Part I. Archaeological survey of Egypt, 1. London: Kegan Paul, Trench Trubner & Co. Ltd., p. 69, pl. 33.

Wilkinson, Charles K. and Marsha Hill 1983. Egyptian Wall Paintings: The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Collection of Facsimiles. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 70.

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