The horse in the funerary

This was the least talented of the three craftsmen, and he was in charge of the burial scenes. His characters’ proportions aren’t usually accurate, with large heads on tiny bodies, unpolished faces, and protruding chins. The rendering of the horse in the burial procession is extremely poor. The linkages of the neck and shoulders are strange in the mourners’ challenging positions. It’s most likely due to a lack of drawing mastery, rather than rushed or disregarded execution. The scene of navigation towards Abydos, on the other hand, is far more successful. It would have been the same man who painted the ceilings with an aide, the two working in opposing directions.

Object Details

The horse in the funerary

New Kingdom

Dynasty 18, Reigns of Amenhotep II

1427 to 1401 BC

Egypt, Luxor, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna

Tomb of Userhat, TT56