domingo, 21 de septiembre de 2014

facsimile: Nebatón tomb

Facsimile of a scene depicting an estate (Tomb of Nebamun, ca. 1375 b.c.), ca. 1928
Charles K. Wilkinson, Graphic Section, Egyptian Expedition of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tempera on paper; H. 39 in. (99 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1930 (30.4.57)
This scene, copied from a wall in a New Kingdom tomb, shows some of the activities that might have taken place on a private estate. In the center of the top register, men gather grapes, which are being processed into wine in the register below. At the far right is a two-story house with date palms growing in its courtyard. In the bottom register, cattle are being branded at the far left, while a kneeling scribe records the various proceedings.

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