Saturday, October 23, 2010

Photo for Today - More from the Walters Art Museum

Woman Kneeling Before an Offering Table

Copyright Rick Menges, with my thanks

Date (Period): ca. 1450 BC (New Kingdom)
Medium: distemper paint on mud plaster
Measurements: H: 11 5/8 x W: 9 3/16 x D: 1 1/8 in. (29.5 x 23.4 x 2.8 cm); H within frame: 11 x W: 9 in. (27.9 x 22.8 cm)
Item Description:
Traces of red grid lines can be seen in this fragmentary painting from a tomb wall. It depicts a half-kneeling, half-squatting, woman in front of an offering table. The grid was used in ancient Egypt to assure the right proportions and layout of paintings and reliefs.

1 comment:

Stuart Tyler said...

Thanks for posting these photos from the Walters Art Museum.

Having previously had no knowledge of its existence - i visited the museum online and was pleased to see that they had information which i was able to use on my own blog.

Thanks very much,