Carpenters in Rekhmire's tomb

A mural in the tomb of Rekhmire shows several scenes representing the types of labor carried out by craftsmen who worked for the Amon Temple in Karnak. Here we see carpenters using a bow drill to make holes along the edge of a bed through which rope will be passed to weave a mattress.
Rekhmire was an 18th dynasty vizier (viceroy) of Southern Egypt, mayor of Thebes and steward of the Amon Temple at Karnak during the reigns of Thutmosis III and Amenhotep II. His tomb (TT 100) is located in the Sheikh Abd el Qurnah Necropolis on the Westbank at Luxor and is one of the socalled “Tombs of the Nobles”

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Carpenters in Rekhmire’s tomb

New Kingdom

Dynasty 18, reigns of Thutmosis III and Amenhotep II

1504–1425 B.C.

Egypt, Luxor,  Sheikh Abd el Qurnah Necropolis

Tomb of Rekhmire TT 100