From 1907 to 1937, the Graphic Section of the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum made precise colored copies (facsimiles) of decorations found in tombs in the cemeteries of western Thebes, across the Nile from modern Luxor. Among the nearly 300 facsimiles on display in the Egyptian galleries is one featuring an offering scene with Amenhotep III, ninth pharaoh of Dynasty 18, and his mother, Mutemwia, copied from a tomb painting from New Kingdom Egypt, ca. 1390–1353 B.C. This type of tomb decoration was limited to the nobility or a small number of the elite. Our vivid scarf showcases the facsimile’s colorful banded columns and stylized lotus capitals.
Silk crêpe de chine. Imported. 64'' x 18''.