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Cat Killing a Serpent

Artist:
Charles K. Wilkinson
Period:
Twentieth Century; original New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 19
Reign:
reign of Ramesses I–Ramesses II
Date:
A.D. 1920–1921; original ca. 1295–1213 B.C.
Geography:
Original Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Medina, Tomb of Sennedjem (TT 1)
Medium:
Tempera on paper
Dimensions:
Facsimile H. 47 cm (18 1/2 in.); w. 84.5 cm (33 1/4 in.) scale 1:1 Framed H. 50.8 cm (20 in.); w. 87 cm (34 1/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.4.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 135
This facsimile painting copies a scene in the tomb of Sennedjem (TT 1) at Deir el-Medina in western Thebes. The cat killing the serpent is associated with Chapter 17 in the Book of the Dead.
Painted at Deir el Medina by Charles K. Wilkinson for the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1920-1921. Brought to New York and accessioned, 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. 14–15, fig. 16, cover.

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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