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Painting (oil on canvas) of scene from tomb of Khuenre, MQ 1, east wall


  • ID
  • Department
    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • Classification
    Reproductions & paintings
  • Findspot
    MQ 1
  • Material
    Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions
    framed: h. 94 cm (37 in); w. 117 cm (46 1/16 in)
  • Credit Line
    MMA, Gift of Mrs. Arthur Curtiss James, 1923
  • Period
  • Object owned by
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Artist
    Joseph Lindon Smith, American, 1863–1950
  • Individual - Ancient
    Khuenre (MQ 1)
  • Notes
    Collection of Lily S. Place, Cairo. Donated by Lily Place to the museum, 1923.

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • MQ 1

    • Site Name Menkaure Quarry Cemetery

People 2

Ancient People

  • Khuenre (MQ 1)

    • Type Individual - Ancient
    • 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.

Institutions 1