The Egyptian Widow, Lourens Alma Tadema, 1872

The Egyptian Widow, Lourens Alma Tadema, 1872

oil on panel, h 74.9cm × w 99.1cm More details

The Frisian artist Alma-Tadema was a great success in England, where he was even knighted. His representations of ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman scenes made him one of the most popular 19th-century painters. In this picture, full of archaeological details, a woman is mourning beside the inner mummy case containing the body of her husband. His sarcophagus stands at left, while priests and singers lament the departed.

On display in room 1.15

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