'Servant girls in Rekhmire's tomb at Luxor.'
In Rekhmire's tomb a large painting in several registers shows his funeral banquet. This detail has the famous scene of a servant girl who is shown with her back to us in a three-quarter view that is unique in Egyptian art. Next to her is a smaller girl of Nubian descent.
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". Photo Mick Palarczyk and Paul Smit.
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