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Painting (oil on canvas) of scene from tomb of Seshemnefer II, G 2200 = G 5080 (late Dynasty 4); detail of two men leading three calves.

Details

  • ID
    32.36
  • Department
    MFA: Giza Collections/Smith
  • Classification
    Reproductions & paintings
  • Material
    Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions
    Legacy dimension: H. 1.55 W. 1.05
  • Credit Line
    Anonymous gift
  • Object Ownership Information
    MFA
  • Period
    Modern
  • Attested
    Seshemnefer [II] (G 5080)
  • 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.
  • Remarks
    G 5080 (formerly G 2200)

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 5080

    • Site Name Western Cemetery

People 2

Ancient People

  • Seshemnefer [II] (G 5080)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of G 5080. Pillars and jambs of court entrance and north and south false doors inscribed for Seshemnefer, identified as [jmj-r sSw a nswt Hrj-sStA n wDt-mdw nb nt nswt jmj-r kAt nb nswt sS Xrt-a nswt sS a nswt n sbAjt nswt Hrj-sStA n Xrt-a nswt jmj-r (pr) aHAw m prwj] overseer of royal document scribes, secretary of every royal decree, overseer of all royal works, scribe of the royal document-case, royal document scribe of the royal instructors, secretary of the royal document-case, overseer of (the house of) weapons in the two houses; also appears in chapel relief (west, south, and east walls); in situ in G 5080. Red granite sarcophagus (33-4-19 = Cairo JE 60541) inscribed for Seshemnefer; found in situ in G 5080 B.

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.