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Tomb of Djehutinakht

GI w&d 164


The Tomb of Djehutinakht at Deir el-Bersha. Hall. South Wall.
Remains of scene of table and offering-list before Djehutinakht and wife, with harvest below

Reconstruction with Griffith Institute Watercolours

The upper scene from the south wall of the Hall in the tomb of Djehutinakht at Deir el-Bersha shows the noble seated with his wife who stands dutifully his chair, and before them, now lost, was a laden offering table. Accompanying the scene was an itemised list of offerings of which only fragments now remain. The inscriptions describe each item, which is accompanied by a kneeling man who bears in his hands the appropriate representation for each offering.


Griffith Institute w&d 164 & Griffith, F. Ll. and Newberry, P. E. El Bersheh ii, pl. ix (line drawing)
© Griffith Institute Watercolours & Drawings Project | Deir el-Bersha


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Griffith Institute w&d 164 & Griffith, F. Ll. and Newberry, P. E. El Bersheh ii, frontispiece
© Griffith Institute Watercolours & Drawings Project | Deir el-Bersha


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We are indebted to our Griffith Institute Research Volunteers, Lee Young and John Wyatt, who compiled the catalogue for these watercolours, and also to Dr Jaromir Malek, former Keeper of the Griffith Institute Archive, who initiated the cataloguing and digitization of this collection. Helen Murray, the first Keeper of the Archive, accessioned, numbered and arranged the watercolours in their present order.

The digitization of the watercolours was carried out by Jenni Navratil, the Institute's Digital Imaging Officer, assisted by Hana Navratilova. Francisco Bosch-Puche, Alison Hobby and Cat Warsi have all made significant contributions to all stages of this project. Elizabeth Fleming edited the final catalogue and designed the web page content.

A special thank you is extended to our colleagues at the Egypt Exploration Society in London for permission to use the line drawings published in F. L. Griffith & P. E. Newberry's El Bersheh ii [1895].