King Amenhotep II

King Amenhotep II (1)

This tapestry is the first of two versions. This version is woven across the warp with the title.  It it from a quick sketch I did while in the mummy room at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.  I was fascinated by the mummies and did several sketches while being jostled by people squeezing between me and the mummy case.  The head is resting on a small bundle of linen and the body is covered by a linen sheet.

Linen weft, seine twine warp.

8.5 x 8.75 inches