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Purifying and Mourning the Dead, Tomb of Nebamun and Ipuky

Artist:
Charles K. Wilkinson ca. 1930
Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep III–Akhenaten
Date:
ca. 1390–1349 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Medium:
Tempera on paper
Dimensions:
facsimile: h. 37 cm (14 9/16 in); w. 81 cm (31 7/8 in) scale 1:1 framed: h. 40.6 cm (16 in); w. 85.1 cm (33 1/2 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.4.108
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.

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