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Women at a Banquet, Tomb of Rekhmire

Artist:
Nina de Garis Davies (1881–1965)
Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Thutmose III–early Amenhotep II
Date:
ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
Geography:
Original from Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Rekhmire (TT 100)
Medium:
Tempera on Paper
Dimensions:
facsimile: h. 47.5 cm (18 11/16 in); w. 66.5 cm (26 3/16 in) scale 1:1 framed: h. 50.8 cm (20 in); w. 69.9 cm (27 1/2 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.4.78
Not on view
This facsimile painting copies a wall painting in the tomb of Rekhmire (TT 100) in western Thebes. This detail shows two women and a serving girl in a banquet scene. The girl is shown in an unusual pose with her back turned toward the viewer. The facsimile was painted at the tomb in 1925 by Nina de Garis Davies, a member of the Graphic Section of the Museum's Egyptian Expedition.
Painted at Qurna by Nina de Garis Davies for the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1926.

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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