Purifying and Mourning the Dead, Tomb of Nebamun and Ipuky
Charles K. Wilkinson ca. 1930
reign of Amenhotep III–Akhenaten
ca. 1390–1349 B.C.
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Tempera on paper
facsimile: h. 37 cm (14 9/16 in); w. 81 cm (31 7/8 in)
framed: h. 40.6 cm (16 in); w. 85.1 cm (33 1/2 in)
Rogers Fund, 1930
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 135
This facsimile painting copies part of a funeral scene in the tomb of Nebamun and Ipuky (TT 181) at Thebes. The scene depicts the funerals of the two men, who died at different times.
Painted at El-Khokha by Charles K. Wilkinson for the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1920-1921. Accessioned by the Museum, 1930.
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. 10–12, fig. 9.
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.
Arnold, Dorothea 2010. "Introduction." In Tutankhamun's Funeral, edited by Herbert E. Winlock and Dorothea Arnold. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 16, fig. 9.