<em>Tomb Painting of a Woman with Offerings</em>, ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E. Limestone, gesso, pigment, 10 1/16 x 11 1/2 x 1/8 in. (25.6 x 29.2 x 0.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 05.390. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.05.390_erg2.jpg)

Tomb Painting of a Woman with Offerings

Medium: Limestone, gesso, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 10 1/16 x 11 1/2 x 1/8 in. (25.6 x 29.2 x 0.4 cm)


Museum Location: Old Kingdom to 18th Dynasty, Egyptian Galleries, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 05.390

Image: CUR.05.390_erg2.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Small fragment of a tomb painting with seated woman at right holding a lotus. Before her is a large table of offerings. The painting retains its background of red guide lines. All objects including the figure of the woman are outlined in red. The flesh of the woman is the usual yellow and her dress is white. The pottery is red and the offerings yellow and white. The pavement is a delicate blue, most of which has flaked off. Condition: The painting has been set into a shallow frame and filled out with plaster painted a deep pink. There are many cracks and small gaps, though the surface is in good condition. Technique: The gesso is laid on a base of mud and straw (or rushes).

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