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Nakht and Family Fishing and Fowling, Tomb of Nakht

Artist:
Norman de Garis Davies (1865–1941)
Artist:
Lancelot Crane
Artist:
Francis Unwin (Egyptian Expedition Graphic Section)
Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Thutmose IV
Date:
ca. 1400–1390 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Medium:
Tempera on paper
Dimensions:
Facsimile H. 200 cm (78 3/4 in); w. 153 cm (60 1/4 in) scale 1:1 framed: h. 194.3 cm (76 1/2 in); w. 203.8 cm (80 1/4 in); th. 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1915
Accession Number:
15.5.19e, l–m
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 135
This facsimile painting copies an entire wall in the tomb of Nakht (TT 52) at Thebes. The wall has been split into two registers with Nakht and his wife, Tawy, seated at the left in both. At the right side of the upper register, Nakht and his family are shown twice: hunting birds (at the left) and fishing (at the right). The upper half of the bottom register shows the process of making wine and the lower half shows birds being caught in a clap-net and then prepared for storage in jars.

The facsimile was painted at the tomb, probably around 1909-1910, by Norman deGaris Davies, director of the Graphic Section of the Museum's Egyptian Expedition.
Painted at Qurna by Norman de Garis Davies, Lancelot Crane, and Francis Unwin for the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art before 1915.

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. 50–51, fig. 63.

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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