<em>Lady Tjepu</em>, ca. 1390–1353 B.C.E. Limestone, gesso, pigment, 14 13/16 x 9 7/16 in. (37.6 x 24 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 65.197 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 65.197_SL1.jpg)

Lady Tjepu

Medium: Limestone, gesso, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 1390–1353 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 14 13/16 x 9 7/16 in. (37.6 x 24 cm)


Museum Location: Egyptian Orientation Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 65.197

Image: 65.197_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Fragmentary painting on whitewash over mudplaster of the upper part of a female figure identified through the remains of a text above the back of her head as Thepu, mother of Nebamun of Thebes. She has an ointment cone on her head; one arm is raised, the other hand holds a menat. The hair is black; she wears over an undergarment a white diaphanous shawl which leaves one breast bare. Outline irregular.

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