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Painting (oil on canvas) of scene from tomb of Iasen, chief gardener of pharaoh, G 2196; west wall of chapel.


  • ID
  • Department
    MFA: Giza Collections/Smith
  • Classification
    Reproductions & paintings
  • Material
    Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions
    Legacy dimension: H. 0.711; W. 0.865
  • Credit Line
    Anonymous gift
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
  • Artist
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
  • Attested
    Iasen (G 2196)
  • Notes
    One of a series of modern paintings by American artist Joseph Lindon Smith (1863-1950), and others, documenting aspects of the Giza excavations.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 2196

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Ancient People

  • Iasen (G 2196)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of G 2196. Architectural elements: chapel outer entrance lintel inscribed for Iasen, identified as [jmj-r sjs xntjw-S pr-aA (jmj-r) Hrjw-a a nw nswt wab nswt sHD wabw xntj-S Hrj-sStA Hm-nTr xwfw] overseer of six palace attendants of the Great House, overseer of the authorisations of the royal decrees, royal wab-priest, inspector of wab-priests, palace attendant, secretary, priest of Khufu; drum lintel and south door jamb (name of male figure not preserved on north door jamb) inscribed for Iasen, identified as [sHD wabw xntj-S Hrj-sStA Hm-nTr xwfw rx nswt] inspector of wab-priests, palace attendant, secretary, priest of Khufu, royal acquaintance; chapel inner entrance door jambs uninscribed; also appears in chapel relief (north, south, east, and west walls) and rock-cut statue (west wall); in situ in G 2196.

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.