The paper casts new light on the possible location of the lost tomb of Nebamun, whose wonderful fragments from its wall paintings are in the British Museum and other European collections. The research moves from the finding in 2009 of a funerary cone belonged to a Nebamun, Scribe and Grain accountant, Overseer of the Granary of Amun, in the filling of the court of M.I.D.A.N.05, a tomb discovered by the expedition directed by the author in the Theban necropolis. This is the occasion to review the evidence known for this kind of cone (Davies and Macadam n. 66), and to remove the wrong but lasting idea that it was connected to the owner of TT 146, a Nebamun with different titles. The analysis of the distribution map of the known samples of Davies-Macadam 66 allows to draw a quadrangular area on the Main Hill of Dra Abu el-Naga, whose upper side is located between TT 232 and the saff-tomb under TT 148. From here, or from a point slightly higher or further to North-East, the known samples probably fell down to the lower parts of the hill. Crossing this information with the available data on the individuals who bore this name and titles during the XVIII dynasty, the more probable candidate is the Nebamun of the lost tomb. The assertion in the “Topographical Bibliography” that at least one of those fragments was seen by the Northampton Expedition in Dra Abu el-Naga, between TT 14 and TT 165, joined to the analysed evidence, strongly supports the author’s thesis.
|Titolo:||Un cono funerario dall'area di M.I.D.A.N.05 a Dra Abu el-Naga e il problema della tomba perduta di Nebamon|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|