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Barbering, Tomb of Userhat

Artist:
Nina de Garis Davies (1881–1965)
Period:
New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 18
Reign:
reign of Amenhotep II
Date:
ca. 1427–1400 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes
Medium:
Tempera on paper
Dimensions:
facsimile: h. 45 cm (17 11/16 in); w. 73 cm (28 3/4 in) scale 1:1 framed: h. 48.6 cm (19 1/8 in); w. 76.2 cm (30 in)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.4.40
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 135
This facsimile painting copies part of a scene in the tomb of Userhat (TT 56) at Thebes. This vignette depicts men waiting their turn to have their hair cut by the barber who is at work in the lower left. The facsimile was painted at the tomb in 1925-1926 by Nina deGaris Davis who was 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, 1922. 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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