Syrians Bringing an Elephant and a Bear, Tomb of Rekhmire
Nina de Garis Davies (1881–1965)
ca. 1504–1425 B.C.
Original from Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Rekhmire (TT 100)
Paper, tempera paint, ink
H. 45 cm (17 11/16 in.); W. 51 cm (20 1/16 in.)
Framed: H. 48.5 cm (19 1/8 in.); W. 54.1 cm (21 5/16 in.)
Rogers Fund, 1931
Not on view
This facsimile painting copies a detail from a scene of foreignors bringing offerings in the tomb of Rekhmire (TT 100) in western Thebes. This section of the scene depicts Syrians bringing a metal ingot and a chariot (31.6.34), horses (31.3.41), exotic animals (31.6.43), vessels and weapons (30.4.83).
Painted at Qurna by Nina de Garis Davies for the Graphic Section of the Museum's Egyptian Expedition, 1926. Accessioned 1931.
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.