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Astronomical Ceiling, Tomb of Senenmut

Artist:
Charles K. Wilkinson
Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
Joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1458 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Medium:
Tempera on paper
Dimensions:
facsimile: h. 73 cm (28 3/4 in); w. 56.5 cm (22 1/4 in) scale approximately 1:5 framed: h. 29 1/4 in (74.3 cm); w. 22 7/8 in (58.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1948
Accession Number:
48.105.52
Not on view
This facsimile painting copies the astronomical ceiling decoration in the tomb of Senenmut (TT 353) at Thebes. Senenmut (48.149.7) was a high official in the court of Hatshepsut (29.3.2), Egypt's most successful female pharaoh.
Painted at Qurna by Charles K. Wilkinson for the Graphic Section of the Museum's Egyptian expedition (year unknown). Accessioned by the Museum, 1948.

Wilkinson, Charles K. 1979. Egyptian Wall Paintings: The Metropolitan Museum's Collection of Facsimiles, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, new ser., vol. 36, no. 4 (Spring), New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 24–25, fig. 27.

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.

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