This fragment of a painting from the tomb of an ancient Egyptian official depicts a lavish feast with music and dancing as entertainment. Its exuberance captures the Egyptians’ love of life and enjoyment of each other’s company. The painting provides a vivid insight into ancient Egyptians as people and forms a good starting point for enquiries into the lives and status of women.
about 1350 BC
Ancient Egypt, 18th Dynasty
width: 50 cm
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