Lawrence Alma-Tadema

Egyptians 3,000 years ago

Egyptians 3,000 years ago by Lawrence Alma-Tadema

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Alma-Tadema was famous for the architectural and archaeological accuracy of the backgrounds in his history paintings. Egyptians 3000 years ago is a replica of his second great success, (in the Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, England) and shows Phtames entertaining a Nubian ambassador in the Royal Court of Egypt. The host was a scribe of the great house of the God Ptah at Memphis, and Phtames' name is inscribed on the furniture and wall, and derived from the column of his tomb in the Leiden Museum.

Title
Egyptians 3,000 years ago
Artist/creator
Production date
1863
Medium
oil on panel
Dimensions
995 x 1250 mm
Inscription
Inscribed To my friend Andrew Gow
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1921
Accession no
M1921/1/3
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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