Relief of Mourners and Funeral Meats, ca. 1340 BCE

  • Egyptian

Carved limestone

  • Overall: 21 × 10 3/4 × 2 3/8 inches (53.3 × 27.3 × 6 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase


On View

  • Egyptian: Preparing for the Afterlife


Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

[none preserved]

(Josephy Brummer)

1924-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Walther, Josephine. "Tomb Relief from Tel el Amarna," Bulletin of the DIA 6, no. 4 (January, 1925): p. 41, (ill.). Speigelberg. "Die Dateirung des Berliner Trauerreliefs," Zeitschrift fur Ägyptische Sprache. LX, 1925, pp. 56-58. More Important Paintings and Sculptures of the Detroit Institute of Arts. 1927, p. 4. Capart, Jean. Documents pour servir a l'Etude de l'Art Egyptien, vol I. Les Editions du Pegase, 1927, p.42, pl. 58. Scharff, Neues Handbuch der Archaologie, vol. 1. 1929, p. 583, note 3. Werbrouck, M. Les Pleureuses dans l'Egypte Ancienne. Brussels, Fondation Egyptologique Reine Elizabeth, 1938, p. 86. Vandier, J. "Deux Fragments de la Tombe Memphitique d'Horemheb Conserves au Musee du Louvre," Melanges Syriens Offerts a m. Rene Dussaud, vol. 2. 1939, pp. 811-818, pl. 1-2. Pavlov, P. Proceeding of the Puschkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Leningrad, 1939. pl. 41. Pavlov, V. V. Egipetski Relef S. Izobrazenem Plakalsekov V Sobranje Gosudarstvennogo Muzeja Izobraz. Moskow, 1940. Kern, C. "Brokstuek uit enn grafdammer, Detroit, Michigan," Ars Antiqua, III, VII-VIII. July-August, 1947. Egypte N. R., relief no. 1. Van Deursen, A. Biblisches Bildworterbuch. Verleg Friedrich A.G. Basel, Switzerland, 1955, p. 79; line drawing of central register. Masterpieces of Art, in Memory of William Rudolph Valentiner. Exh. cat., North Carolina Museum of Art. Raleigh, April 6-May 17, 1959. [Suppl. I]. Van Deursen, A. Illustrated Dictionary of Bible Manners and Customs. New York, 1967, pp. 80-81, no. 37, 1. [English translation of 1955 Swiss book] Hodjash, S. and O. Berlev. The Egyptian Reliefs and Stelae in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. Leningrad: Aurora, 1982, p. 120-121, 122 (ill.). [as connected to their fragment cat. no. 68. Comment: There is no doubt that the Detroit fragment and the Moscow fragment join.] Berlandini, Jocelyne. "Les tombs Amarneinnes et d'époque Toutânkhamon à Sakkara critères stylistiques." In L'Égyptologie en 1979. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Paris, 1982. vol. II page 206, (ill.) (fig. 45, detail). Berlandini. "Axes prioritaires de recherches." In L'Égyptologie en 1979, ii. Paris, 1982, pp. 206, 208, (fig. 45). Peck, William. Newsletter of the American Research Center in Egypt, 122 (Summer 1983): 4, 5, 10 (fig.). Martin, Geoffrey Thorndike. Corpus of Reliefs of the New Kingdom from the Memphite Necropolis and Lower Egypt, vol.1. London, 1987, no. 64, p. 27, pl. 25. Capel, Anne K. and Glenn E. Markoe, eds. Mistress of the House, Mistress of Heaven: Women in Ancient Egypt. New York, 1996, pp. 93-94, no. 31. Porter-Moss III, p. 757. Peck, William H. “Archaeology and the Detroit Institute of Arts,” Bulletin of the DIA 79, no. 1/2 (2005): 7, (fig. 3).

Egyptian, Relief of Mourners and Funeral Meats, ca. 1340 BCE, carved limestone. Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 24.98.