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Foreigners, Tomb of Menkheperraseneb

Artist:
Nina de Garis Davies (1881–1965)
Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Medium:
Tempera on paper
Dimensions:
H. 46 × W. 42 cm (18 1/8 × 16 9/16 in.); scale 1:1; framed: H. 49.7 × W. 29.7 cm (19 9/16 × 11 11/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.4.55
Not on view
This facsimile copies a detail from a scene of foreigners in the tomb of Menkheperresonb (TT 86) in the necropolis of western Thebes. The painting depicts two foreigners in a precession: the first is a Syrian; the second is from Crete. Each is identified by his attire and hairstyle. The facsimile was painted at the tomb in 1925 by Nina de Garis Davies, a member of the Graphic Section of the Museum's Egyptian Expedition.
Painted at Qurna by Nina de Garis Davies for the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1925

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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