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Painting (oil on canvas) of scene from tomb of Wepemnefret; detail of will and standing figure watching craftsmen (E wall) (cf. MFA 36.262).


  • ID
  • Department
    MFA: Giza Collections/Smith
  • Classification
    Reproductions & paintings
  • Material
    Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions
    Legacy dimension: H. 77 1/2 in. W. 45 in.
  • Credit Line
    Anonymous gift
  • Object Ownership Information
  • Period
  • Attested
    Wepemnefret Wep (G 8882)
  • 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.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 8882

    • Site Name Central Field (Hassan)

Published Documents 1

Full Bibliography

  • Dunham, Dows. "New Paintings of Egyptian Tombs." Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 34, No. 203 (June 1936), p. 46.

People 2

Ancient People

  • Wepemnefret Wep (G 8882)

    • Type Attested
    • Remarks Owner of G 8882. Entrance lintel inscribed for Wepemnefret, identified as [smr watj Hrj-tp nxb Hrj-sStA n pr-dwAt jmj-jb n nb=f n(j) mrwt] sole companion, chief of Nekheb, secretary of the House of Morning, he who is in the heart of his lord, possessor of love; in situ in G 8882. Chapel entrance lintel and jambs inscribed for Wepemnefret, identified as [xrp aH Hm-nTr Hr-jnpw xntj pr Smswt Hrj-sStA] director of the palace, priest of Horus-Anubis who presides over the suite, secretary; in situ in G 8882. Two eroded false doors and lintels inscribed for Wepemnefret; in situ in chapel of Wepemnefret in G 8882. Also appears in chapel relief (eastern wall), identified as [aD-mr dp aD-mr Hr sbA xntj pt Hrj-wDbw m Hwt-anx] administrator of Dep, administrator of the district 'Star-of-Horus-Foremost-of-Heaven', master of reversion-offerings in the Mansion of Life; in situ in chapel of Ibi in G 8882.

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.