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Painting (oil on canvas) of tomb of Khuenre, eldest son of Menkaure, MQ 1.

Details

  • ID
    14.923
  • Department
    MFA: Giza Collections/Smith
  • Classification
    Reproductions & paintings
  • Material
    Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions
    Legacy dimension: H. 0.545 W. 0.453
  • Credit Line
    Anonymous gift
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Modern
  • Attested
    Khuenre (MQ 1)
  • Artist
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
  • Notes
    One of a series of modern paintings by American artist Joseph Lindon Smith (1863-1950), and others, documenting aspects of the Giza excavations.
  • Problems/Questions
    Problem: material: is this painting on canvas or cardboard (original medium said cardboard, and original description said oil on canvas)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • MQ 1

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery

People 2

Ancient People

  • Khuenre (MQ 1)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of MQ 1. Son of Menkaure and Khamerernebty [II]. Appears in chapel relief, west wall (unnamed), east and south walls (depicted as young naked boy standing in front of his seated mother Khamerernebti on south wall), identified as [sA nswt smsw n Xt=f xrj-sStA n jt=f smr watj n jt=f] king's eldest son of his body, secretary of his father, sole companion of his father; in situ in Menkaure quarry cemetery MQ 1 = MQ 137. Limestone seated scribe statue (13-1-560 = MFA 13.3140) inscribed for Khuenre; found in Menkaure quarry cemetery MQ 1 = MQ 137.

Modern People

  • Joseph Lindon Smith

    • Type Artist
    • Nationality & Dates American, 1863–1950
    • Remarks Artist /expedition painter and copyist; Daughters Rachael and Frances also painted. Nationality and life dates from Who was Who in Egyptology.