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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Thebes, Upper Egypt, Egypten_US
dc.coverage.temporalca. 1375-ca. 1365 BCE (creation)en_US
dc.creatorunknownen_US
dc.date-1375--1365en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-23T18:50:28Z
dc.date.available2013-04-23T18:50:28Z
dc.date.issued-1375--1365en_US
dc.identifier210006en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 759en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/118031
dc.descriptionThe Funeral Banquet relief, view of the far left side, showing procession of courtiers and offering bearers; Egyptian tomb in the necropolis at Thebes (now Luxor), built for the city's vizier and governor Ramose (active ca. 1375-ca. 1365 BCE). It is large but unfinished, and is decorated partly with wall paintings on mud plaster, partly in exquisite limestone low relief. It is of particular interest because its decoration was begun in the conventional manner but was completed in a new style, after the accession of King Amenophis IV (Akhenaten). This Amarna style showed all human figures in the peculiar form chosen to depict Akhenaten himself: prominent lips and jaws, narrow, slanting eyes and female body contours. The roof of the square entrance hall was supported by papyriform columns (now restored). To the right and left of the entrance doorway the sculptors cut fine reliefs, intended to be painted but actually left bare, showing rows of guests at a banquet and Ramose making and receiving offerings. On the left wall is a colourful painting of the funeral procession, showing the coffin being dragged to the tomb, followed by mourners and bearers of funerary equipment such as furniture, unguents and flowers. The rear wall displays a theme soon to become familiar in the decoration of the new royal capital at el-Amarna: the King and his queen, Nefertiti, in the window of their palace, rewarding Ramose before a crowd of officials. In his role of vizier Ramose also showed himself receiving foreign delegates. The inner room is unfinished. After the move by the court to el-Amarna, there is no further record of Ramose and his family. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/15/2008)en_US
dc.format.mediumstone; limestone; wall painting; raised reliefen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectdeath or burialen_US
dc.subjectdeitiesen_US
dc.subjectdomestic lifeen_US
dc.subjectgenreen_US
dc.subjectAkhenaton, King of Egypten_US
dc.subjectEgypt--Civilizationen_US
dc.subjectAmarna perioden_US
dc.subjectEighteenth Dynastyen_US
dc.subjectNew Kingdom (Egyptian)en_US
dc.titleTomb of Ramoseen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A3-EG-T-TOR-C3en_US
vra.culturalContextEgyptian (ancient)en_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling) carving (processes) painting and painting techniquesen_US
vra.worktypemastaba (tomb)en_US
vra.worktypeexcavation (site)en_US
dc.contributor.displayunknown (Egyptian (ancient))en_US


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