Amenhotep III and his Mother, Mutemwia, in a Kiosk
Nina de Garis Davies (1881–1965)
reign of Amenhotep III
ca. 1390–1353 B.C.
Original from Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb TT 226
Tempera on paper
Facsimile H. 232.9 cm (91 11/16 in.); W. 162.6 cm (64 in.)
Framed: H. 2.35 m (92 1/2 in.); W. 1.64 m (64 3/4 in.); Th. 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)
Rogers Fund, 1915
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 135
This facsimile painting copies the focal point of an offering scene in the tomb of an official (TT 226) at Thebes. It represents Amenhotep III enthroned beneath a kiosk. The king's mother Mutemwia stands behind him. Beneath the kiosk is a row of foreignors from Nubia and western Asia who praise the king with upraised arms. The name of the tomb owner is not preserved.
The facsimile was painted at the tomb in 1914 by Nina deGaris Davis for the Graphic Section of the Museum's Egyptian Expedition.
Painted by Nina de Garis Davies for the Graphic Section of the Museum's Egyptian Expedition, 1914. Brought to New York and accessioned, 1915.
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.