martes, 25 de agosto de 2015

Barbering, Tomb of Userhat

Barbering, Tomb of Userhat

Artist: Nina de Garis Davies (1881–1965)

Period: New Kingdom

Dynasty: Dynasty 18

Reign: reign of Amenhotep II

Date: ca. 1427–1400 B.C.

Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes

Medium: Tempera on paper

Dimensions: facsimile: h. 45 cm (17 11/16 in); w. 73 cm (28 3/4 in) scale 1:1 framed: h. 48.6 cm (19 1/8 in); w. 76.2 cm (30 in)

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1930

Accession Number: 30.4.40

This facsimile painting copies part of a scene in the tomb of Userhat (TT 56) at Thebes. This vignette depicts men waiting their turn to have their hair cut by the barber who is at work in the lower left. The facsimile was painted at the tomb in 1925-1926 by Nina deGaris Davis who was a member of the Graphic Section of the Museum's Egyptian Expedition.

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