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The 18th Dynasty banquet: ideals and realities

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Mortuary (as opposed to funerary) banquet scenes were commonly depicted on the walls of Egyptian tombs of the Eighteenth Dynasty. They show the tomb-owner and his wife before a table of offerings in the company of family and friends; the presence of musicians and servants differentiates this particular scene style from other depictions of offering found in these and in later New Kingdom paintings. Banqueting in the presence of the dead was part of elite cultic activity centred on the ances...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Oriental Studies Faculty
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