Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: May


Eighteenth Dynasty

May was employed in the necropolis of Thebes, Deir el-Medina, as 'Outline-draughtsman of Amun'. The wall paintings in his tomb (TT 338), executed in tempera, were detached and removed to the Egyptian Museum, Turin.

The paintings show May's sarcophagus being dragged to its tomb by men and oxen, and May and his wife Tamyt making offerings. They also represent the pilgrimage to Abydos, which the 'justified' Egyptian, deemed worthy of enjoying eternal life, sought to make after death.

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Last Updated: June 19th, 2011