Date of Award
Master of Arts
Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Lorelei H. Corcoran
Patricia V. Podzorski
Fred C. Albertson
The tomb of Neferhotep, TT 49, contains a scene of the owner of the tomb being embraced by his parents. This scene shows Neferhotep being welcomed into the afterlife and the reunion with loved ones that is associated with this moment. Moreover, although the tomb dates to the post-Amarna period, parallels cited in this thesis suggest that the embracing scene in this tomb fits into a larger visual and textual tradition that originated in the Old Kingdom. This evidence contradicts the characterization by Davies that the decoration of this tomb is indicative of a continuation of the Amarna style and compositional tendencies.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Krueger, Sarah Marie, "Embracing the West: An Ancient Egyptian Family's Transition to the Afterlife" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 206.