About this object

Painted mud block from a tomb wall representing a priest holding a mummy, and a female mourner kneeling before the mummy. From the Theban Tomb 222, the tomb of Heqamaatranakht called Turo, High priest of Montu, Lord of Thebes. From the time of Ramesses III - IV. Wife: Wiay (Chief of the Harem of Montu). Sons: Userhet (Chief Prophet of Monthu) and Panebmontu (First Prophet of Monthu). TT222.

The object was donated to Norwich Castle Museum in 1919 by Dr Fisher (ex Rustafjaell collection).

Tracings of the tomb decoration were made by Norman and Nina de Garis Davies; see the Griffith Institute website for further information http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/4TT222.html.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Architecture
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date made
    Dynasty 20: Reign of Ramesses IV
  • Materials
    Mud; Paint; Plaster
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Robert de Rustafjaell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date collected
    1919 before
  • Measurements
    540 mm x 385 mm x 60 mm
  • Related people
    Robert de Rustafjaell (Collector, previous owner); Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner)

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Publications

  • 'An Unusual Depiction of Ramesside Funerary Rites' in The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology Volume 32

    Davies, Nina

    Author: Davies, Nina
    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
    Date: 1946
    Description:

  • Egyptian Treasures in Europe volume 4: National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, Liverpool

    Andrea Davies and Dirk van der Plas (ed.)

    Author: Andrea Davies and Dirk van der Plas (ed.)
    Publisher: Utrecht University
    Date: 2001
    Description: CD ROM with 1500 objects from World Museum's Egyptian collection, including some destroyed in World War Two. This is now available online: http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/default.aspx

  • Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings Volume II: Theban Temples. (2nd ed.)

    B. Porter and R. L. B. Moss, assisted by E. W. Burney, now edited by J. Malek

    Author: B. Porter and R. L. B. Moss, assisted by E. W. Burney, now edited by J. Malek
    Publisher: Clarendon Press
    Date: 1994
    Description: This is an unchanged reprint of the 1972 edition in hard cover and reduced format. ISBN 0900416 181. More information is available online: http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/topbib.html

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1956
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Robert de Rustafjaell

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: Unknown or unrecorded
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
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