The decoration of the tomb of Pepyankh the Middle of Meir shows a high standard of art and a remarkable conformity in canons, styles and some details with the Memphite art. This paper investigates the possible identity and origin of the artist who decorated the tomb at Meir and the sources of inspiration for his work. Characteristic features of scenes in the tomb of Pepyankh the Middle will be analysed and close similarities with those in certain tombs in the capital and neighbouring Upper Egyptian provinces will be highlighted. Our aim is to demonstrate the extent to which the artist of Meir allowed himself to be influenced by earlier works and the degree of his originality.
|Title of host publication||'The perfection that endures...'|
|Subtitle of host publication||studies on Old Kingdom art and archaeology|
|Editors||Kamil O. Kuraszkiewicz, Edyta Kopp, Dániel Takács|
|Place of Publication||Warsaw|
|Publisher||University of Warsaw|
|Pages||253-266, pls 52-55|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
Lashien, M. (2018). The art in the tomb of Pepyankh the Middle: innovation or copying? In K. O. Kuraszkiewicz, E. Kopp, & D. Takács (Eds.), 'The perfection that endures...': studies on Old Kingdom art and archaeology (pp. 253-266, pls 52-55). Warsaw: University of Warsaw.