Ancient Egyptian Art
The British Museum is displaying the results of its largest ever conservation project, which took 10 years to complete. Wall paintings from the lost tomb-chapel of Nebamun, are back on permanent display in a new setting. Another fragment from Nebamun's tomb-chapel is on loan from the Egyptian Museum in Berlin. The paintings depict the merry life of an accountant who worked in the Temple of Amun at Karnak and who died in 1350 BC. New Scientist has posted an online art gallery of this work (CLICK) plus a fascinating article on the techniques used by the artist, including mud render (CLICK). The new display is in Room 61: Ancient Egyptian life and death (title link). Admission is free.