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Ramesses III and Prince Amenherkhepeshef before Hathor

Artist:
Nina de Garis Davies (1881–1965)
Period:
New Kingdom, Ramesside
Dynasty:
Dynasty 20
Reign:
reign of Ramesses III
Date:
Original ca. 1184–1153 B.C.
Geography:
Original from Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Valley of the Queens, Tomb of Amenherkhepeshef (QV 55), MMA graphic expedition 1933
Medium:
Paper, tempera paint, ink
Dimensions:
facsimile: h. 94.5 cm (37 3/16 in); w. 64.5 cm (25 3/8 in) scale about 2:5 framed: h. 87.3 cm (34 3/8 in); w. 67.3 cm (26 1/2 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
33.8.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 135
This facsimile copies a scene in the tomb of Prince Amenherkhepeshef in the Valley of the Queens. It shows the prince following his father, Ramesses III, who is led by the goddess Hathor. Amenherkhepeshef wears a sidelock of hair, symbolic of youth. The king wears an elaborate garment with a feather pattern and long sashes.
Painted at Qurna by Nina de Garis Davies for the Graphic Section of the Museum's Egyptian Expedition, 1933. Accessioned by the Museum the same year.

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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