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Female Musicians

Artist:
Charles K. Wilkinson
Period:
Twentieth Century; original New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Thutmose IV
Date:
A.C. 1920–1921, original ca. 1400–1390 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes; Original Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Djeserkareseneb (TT 38)
Medium:
Tempera on paper
Dimensions:
facsimile:H. 41 × W. 64.8 cm (16 1/8 × 25 1/2 in.) scale 1:1 framed: 42.9 × 66.7 cm (16 7/8 × 26 1/4 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.4.9
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 135
This facsimile painting copies a detail of entertainers in a banquet scene in the tomb of Djeserkaraseneb (TT 38) at Thebes. Shown here is the troup of female musicians who entertain the guests.
Painted at Qurna 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. 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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