Relief of Khamwasemen and His Wife Seated at the Table of Offerings with Standing Priest
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
In this relief, the deceased and his wife sit before an offering table while a priest stands opposite them reciting a prayer inscribed in hieroglyphs below. Six women with an uncertain relationship to the deceased sit behind the priest. They are dressed for a feast and perhaps share in the offerings. Middle-ranking officials included many relatives and friends in their tombs as a way of pooling limited resources.
ca. 1292-1075 B.C.E.
Dynasty 19 to Dynasty 20
New Kingdom, Ramesside Period
29 x 43 x 7 1/2 in., 520 lb. (73.7 x 109.2 x 19.1 cm, 235.87kg) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Relief of Khamwasemen and His Wife Seated at the Table of Offerings with Standing Priest, ca. 1292-1075 B.C.E. Limestone, 29 x 43 x 7 1/2 in., 520 lb. (73.7 x 109.2 x 19.1 cm, 235.87kg). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.35E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.35E_PS1.jpg)
overall, 37.35E_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2007
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Limestone sunk relief. On left, deceased and wife seated before elector priest. On right, two registers of kneeling mourning women, each with three figures. Below, three rows of inscription. Raised molding on either side of the scene, also bears inscription.
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