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Funeral Ritual in a Garden, Tomb of Minnakht

Artist:
Charles K. Wilkinson
Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Thutmose III
Date:
ca. 1479–1425 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Medium:
Tempera on paper
Dimensions:
facsimile: h. 71.4 cm (28 1/8 in); w. 122 cm (48 1/16 in) scale 1:1 framed: h. 73.3 cm (28 7/8 in); w. 128.6 cm (50 5/8 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.4.56
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 135
This facsimile painting copies a section of wall painting in the tomb of Minnakht (TT 87) in western Thebes. The scene depicts a garden surrounding a building with a large pool in front of it. In the lowest register, two men stand in front of small offering tables. Each man pours a libation with one hand and holds a brazier with buring incense in the other.

The facsimile was painted at the tomb in 1921 by Charles K. Wilkinson, a member of the Graphic Section of the Museum's Egyptian Expedition.
Painted at Qurna by Charles K. Wilkinson for the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1921.

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. 5–7, fig. 6.

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, pp.13–14, figs. 4, 6.

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