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Weavers, Tomb of Khnumhotep

Artist:
Norman de Garis Davies (1865–1941)
Period:
Middle Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 12
Reign:
reign of Senwosret II
Date:
ca. 1897–1878 B.C.
Geography:
Original from Egypt, Middle Egypt, Beni Hasan, Tomb of Khnumhotep (Tomb 3), MMA graphic expedition
Medium:
Paper, tempera paint, ink
Dimensions:
facsimile: h. 66.5 cm (26 3/16 in); w. 103.5 cm (40 3/4 in) Scale 1:1 framed: h. 69.9 cm (27 1/2 in); w. 106.2 cm (41 13/16 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
33.8.16
Not on view
This facsimile painting copies part of a scene in the tomb of Khnumhotep (tomb 3) at Beni Hasan. The scene depicts a group of weavers. The women at the right are plying linen thread and the two at the left are weaving cloth on a ground loom. The facsimile was painted at the tomb in 1931 by Norman de Garis Davies who was director of the Graphic Expedition of the Museum's Egyptian Expedition.
Painted at Beni Hasan by Norman de Garis Davies for the Graphic Section of the Museum's Egyptian Expedition, probably in 1931. Accessioned by the Museum, 1933.

Newberry, Percy E. 1893. Beni Hasan, Part I. Archaeological survey of Egypt, 1. London: Kegan Paul, Trench Trubner & Co. Ltd., pl. 29.

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. 43, 46, fig. 50.

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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