Culture/period: 18th Dynasty
Date: ca. 1350 B.C.
Findspot Found/Acquired: Tomb of Nebamun(Africa,Egypt,Upper Egypt,Tomb of Nebamun (Thebes))plaster.
Description: Fragment (one of three) of a polychrome tomb-painting divided into two registers: upper - six women seated at a banquet; lower - five musicians seated on the ground with remains of nine vertical registers of hieroglyphic text above.
Nebamun Supervising Estate Activities, Tomb of Nebamun Artist: Charles K. Wilkinson ca. 1928–1930 Period: New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Thutmose IV–Amenhotep III Date: ca. A.D. 1928; original ca. 1400–1352 B.C. Geography: Original from Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes Medium: Tempera on paper
Label: This facsimile copies a wall painting from the tomb of a man named Nebamun who lived in the middle of Egypt’s Dynasty 18 (about 1475 B.C.). The scene probably depicts various activities that were part of Nebamun’s personal life.
Fragment of a Hunting Scene, Tomb of Nebamun, Egypt, New Kingdom, c. 1380 BC (pigment on plaster)
The action of a raised arm throwing a stick is symbolic of fertility (specifically: ejaculation), while his daughter sitting between his legs is a reminder of how she is the fruit of his loin. Then the setting, a marsh, was commonly thought of as the place where life begins, so the overall image is symbolic of overcoming death, recreation and reproduction.
Pond in a garden. Fresco from the Tomb of Nebamun, Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
Been invited to a wedding in September - the proposal took place in Tahrir Square, Cairo, one side of which is taken up by the museum. Am thinking along the lines of a wedding mosaic based on this fresco. Just look at those trees! Isn’t it a beauty?
Purifying and Mourning the Dead, Tomb of Nebamun and Ipuky Artist: Charles K. Wilkinson ca. 1930 Period: New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Amenhotep III–Akhenaten Date: ca. 1390–1349 B.C. Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes Medium: Tempera on paper