Date of Award
Master of Arts
Egyptian Art and Archaeology
This thesis examines the tomb of Huy, the viceroy of Nubia under the reign of the 18th Dynasty king, Tutankhamen (ca. 1333-1323 BCE). An analysis of the tomb narrative in the tomb of Huy at Thebes reveals, and highlights, how the viceroy Huy perceived the world as an elite Egyptian. Two scenes in particular are analyzed with scrutiny: the Nubian tribute scene on the west wall and the viceregal state vessel scene on the east wall. A comparison of the iconographic significance of these two scenes with the archaeological evidence from the Egyptian Nubian frontier area reveals how his tomb narrative contradicts the social reality of the Egyptian attitude towards foreigners during the 18th Dynasty. This work then postulates an interpretation of Huy's motives in using such unusual imagery in his tomb.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Lahneman, Grace Marie, "The Social, Economic, and Political Connotations of the Tomb of Huy (Theban Tomb 40) for Foreign Relations with Ancient Nubia in the 18th Dynasty" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 440.