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Tomb painting with scene of mourning women

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Fragment from a painted wall in the Tomb of Nebamun. It depicts a group of six mourning women standing at the funeral procession. Two women in the front kneel down to sprinkle dirt of their heads. Tears are visble on the cheeks of all the women. There are many chips. Most of the paint...

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From Thebes, Tomb of Nebamun. 1968: Purchased by the MFA. (Accession Date: September 11, 1968)

Credit Line

William Francis Warden Fund

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III, 1390–1352 B.C.


Thebes, Egypt


Height x width: 23 x 33 cm (9 1/16 x 13 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted mud plaster


The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Wall painting