The Painted Tomb-chapel of Nebamun
British Museum Press, 2008 - 152 páginas
The paintings from Nebamuns tomb chapel are among the greatest and most famous of the British Museums treasures. Yet much about them remains mysterious, and this book is concerned with the detective work undertaken to help us to understand and see them properly before they are displayed in a new permanent gallery in 2008. For this the paintings are being conserved and remounted in the Museums specialist laboratories, a process that is revealing radical new information about painting techniques in ancient Egypt. This, together with archival work, is helping us to solve the problem of the tomb-chapels location at Thebes, last seen in the 1820s when the paintings were removed. Richard Parkinson discusses each painting fully, with reconstructions and translations of the hieroglyphic texts, a discussion of the other known fragments (now in Berlin and Avignon) and a reconstruction of the whole tomb chapel. Every fragment is fully illustrated in colour, doing full justice to an artist who has been described as antiquitys equivalent of Michelangelo.
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A MODERN VIEW OF ANCIENT PAINTINGS
IN A TOMBCHAPEL
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18th Dynasty agricultural scene Amenhotep Amenhotep III Amun ancient animals artist banquet scene baskets Benzion fragments Berlin birds black hieroglyphs bottom register bouquet British Museum fragment cattle chairs chapel colour columns cream d'Athanasi damage Deir el-Bahri Deir el-Medina Dra Abu el-Naga edge Egypt Egyptian face figure of Nebamun floral fowling scene front funerary Garis Davies geese goddess grain guests Gurna hair Hatshepsut head height Henry Salt holds impasto Kampp kilt Kozloff layer left hand legs lost lotus buds lotus flowers Luxor Manniche marshes Menna mud-plaster musicians Nakht Nebamun's tomb-chapel necropolis offering scene outer chamber painted surface papyrus Parkinson pattern perhaps pigment pile placed plaster probably register-line right hand scene shows Scribe and Grain-accountant second register sitting sketched slightly stands suggest surviving sycomore fig temple texture Theban necropolis Theban Tomb Thebes tomb-chapel tomb-chapel of Menna tomb-owner top register traces tree underdrawing visible wall wears yellow