Fragmentary painting on whitewash over mudplaster of the upper part of a female figure identified through the remains of a text above the back of her head as Thepu, mother of Nebamun of Thebes. She has an ointment cone on her head; one arm is raised, the other hand holds a menat. The hair is black; she wears over an undergarment a white diaphanous shawl which leaves one breast bare. Outline irregular.


  • Title: Lady Tjepu
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: ca. 1390-1353 B.C.E.
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/3743/Lady_Tjepu
  • Medium: Limestone, gessoed and painted
  • Place excavated: Thebes, Egypt
  • Period: New Kingdom
  • Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty
  • Dimensions: 14 13/16 x 9 7/16 in. (37.6 x 24 cm)
  • Collection: Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
  • Accession number: 65.197

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