From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Pairy (TT 139)
Tempera on paper
facsimile: h. 48.5 cm (19 1/8 in); w. 192 cm (75 9/16 in)
framed: h. 52/1 cm (20 1/2 in); w. 195.6 cm (77 in)
Rogers Fund, 1935
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 135
This facsimile painting copies two scenes in the tomb of Pairy (TT 139) at Thebes. The upper register shows the funeral procession in which Pairy is being transported to the tomb inside his coffin. The lower register depicts, from right to left, various stages in the "opening of the mouth" ceremony.
Painted at Qurna by Nina de Garis Davies for the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1935.
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.
Arnold, Dorothea 2010. "Introduction." In Tutankhamun's Funeral, edited by Herbert E. Winlock and Dorothea Arnold. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 15, fig. 8.