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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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Provenance

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.

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Thebes, Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

68.555

Medium or Technique

Painted mud plaster

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Wall painting