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Carpenter Making a Chair, Tomb of Rekhmire

Artist:
Nina de Garis Davies (1881–1965)
Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Thutmose III–Amenhotep II
Date:
ca. 1479–1400 B.C.
Geography:
Original from Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Rekhmire (TT 100)
Medium:
Tempera on paper
Dimensions:
facsimile: h. 30 cm (11 13/16 in); w. 41 cm (16 1/8 in) scale 1:1 framed: h. 33 cm (13 in); w. 44.5 cm (17 1/2 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1931
Accession Number:
31.6.29
Not on view
This facsimile painting copies a wall painting in the tomb of Rekhmire (TT 100) in western Thebes. The detail depicts a carpenter drilling holes in the frame of a low chair with feline legs. A chair of this type (36.3.152) may be seen in Egyptian gallery 116. The carpenter uses a bow-drill and his adze and level lie on the ground behind the chair. A similar adze (96.4.7) may be seen in Egyptian gallery 116. The facsimile was painted at the tomb in 1929 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 Graphic Section of the Museum's Egyptian Expedition, 1929. 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.

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