About this object

Fragment of a painted wall from Theban Tomb 222, decorated with a scene from a funeral ceremony. A priest holds a coffin upright, with a female mourner kneeling before the foot of the coffin. Theban Tomb 222 was the burial place of Heqamaatranakht, also called Turo, a high priest of the god Montu at Thebes during the reigns of Ramesses 3rd - 4th. His wife, who is shown in the scene, is named as Wiay who was chief of the harem of Montu at Thebes. His sons are Userhet, chief prophet of Montu, and Panebmontu, first prophet of Montu.

The object was donated to Norwich Castle Museum in 1919 by Dr Fisher and was described as being formerly in the collection of Robert de Rustafjaell. 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
  • Culture
    New Kingdom
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Thebes
  • Date made
    1186 BC – 1069 BC about (Reign of Ramesses IV)
  • Materials
    Paint; Plaster; Mud
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Ancient Egypt Gallery
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum
  • 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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    Publisher: Egypt Exploration Society
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  • Lost Ramessid and Post-Ramessid Private Tombs in the Theban Necropolis

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    Publisher: CNI Publications 33
    Date: 2011

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

    Porter, B; Moss, R L B; Burney, E W (assisted by); Malek, J (now edited by)

    Author: Porter, B; Moss, R L B; Burney, E W (assisted by); Malek, J (now edited by)
    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


Previous owners

Object view = Humanities
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