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Part of Egyptian Art
Date: 380–332 B.C.Accession Number: 11.154.1a, b
Charles K. Wilkinson
Date: ca. 1400–1390 B.C.Accession Number: 30.4.9
Date: 150–100 B.C.Accession Number: 22.3.1a, b
Date: ca. 1479–1458 B.C.Accession Number: 30.4.99
Date: ca. 1427–1400 B.C.Accession Number: 30.4.39
Date: ca. 1279–1213 B.C.Accession Number: 30.4.118
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This gallery is devoted to color copies, known as facsimiles, of paintings from tombs and temples. The selection presented here will rotate each year, focusing on different topics. The current installation explores the ancient Egyptian love poetry and its imagery through a series of translated poems and scenes found in New Kingdom Theban tombs. The sarcophagus in the center once belonged to a man named Wennefer (ca. early third century B.C.) and is decorated with beings that the Egyptians believed populated the underworld.
See also Gallery 135.
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