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Woman Kneeling Before an Offering Table
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Woman Kneeling Before an Offering Table

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Description Traces of red grid lines can be seen in this fragmentary painting from a tomb wall. It depicts a half-kneeling, half-squatting, woman in front of an offering table. The grid was used in ancient Egypt to assure the right proportions and layout of paintings and reliefs.
Date Description Narrative
  • Tools and Models: The Art of the Sculptor in Ancient Egypt. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2003-2004.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, Paris and New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1909, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1909

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ca. 1450 BC (New Kingdom)
distemper paint on mud plaster
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 11 5/8 x W: 9 3/16 x D: 1 1/8 in. (29.5 x 23.4 x 2.8 cm); H within frame: 11 x W: 9 in. (27.9 x 22.8 cm)
  • middle Egypt (Place of Discovery)


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