Raking Light: Broad Hall Far Right, offerings

Raking Light: Broad Hall Far Right, offerings
Image capture by Katy Doyle
Date Created:
Conservation and Documentation of the Tomb Chapel of Menna (TT 69)
Broad Hall | Right Focal Wall
Luxor, Egypt, Al Uqşur, Thebes, and Sheikh Abd el-Qurna
Time Period:
New Kingdom and 18th Dynasty
Art, Ancient--Egypt, Tombs--Egypt--Thebes (Extinct City), Mural painting and decoration, Egyptian -- Conservation and restoration, Overseer and Scribe of the Lord of Two Lands, and Overseer and Scribe of Fields of Amun
color photographs, mural paintings (visual works), and raking light
Conservation Note:
The project team used raking light to photograph the walls in order to learn more about the original artists’ work process.
Hartwig, Melinda, and Kerstin Leterme. “Visual and Archaeometric Analysis of the Paintings.” In The Tomb Chapel of Menna (TT69): The Art, Culture, and Science of Painting in an Egyptian Tomb, edited by Melinda Hartwig, 133-161. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2013.
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Project History:
The Conservation and Documentation of the Tomb Chapel of Menna (TT 69) project was implemented by Dr. Melinda Hartwig, a professor at Georgia State University, from 2007-2009. The project’s objective was the conservation, archaeometric examination, and digital recording of the painted tomb chapel of Menna, to set a precedent for non-invasive methods of analysis. Dr. Hartwig worked with an interdisciplinary team of conservators, digital specialists, Egyptologists, and scientists, with the support of Georgia State University and the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (formerly the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities).
Funding Agency:
The conservation of the Tomb of Menna was made possible with funding by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Agreement No. 263-A-00-04-00018-00 and administered by the Egyptian Antiquities Conservation Project (EAC) Agreement No. EAC-11-2007 of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE). The Interuniversity Attraction Poles Program provided additional financial support.