Musicians and Dancers

Musicians and Dancers

Date ca. 1350 BCE

Movement Egyptian | New Kingdom | 18th Dynasty

Medium Painted plaster

Dimensions height 24”

Provenance Tomb of Nebamun, Thebes, Egypt

Housed at The British Museum, London


Hierarchical conventions continued on in the New Kingdom as well–here, in a depiction of the annual Festival of the Wadi, elite officials in the top register dine with rigid poses and composite profiles; below, the musicians and dancers move freely about; individual locks of hair splay to accentuate their movement