Relief of a Fowler
When this relief was still complete it showed a nobleman holding a boomerang in his right hand and a bird decoy, whose one wing is still preserved in his left hand. The nobleman is hunting for waterfowl such as ducks in the marshes near the Nile. Tomb decoration like this often includes scenes of food production to ensure food for the deceased in the next world.
- Medium: Limestone
- Possible Place Made: Thebes, Egypt
- Dates: ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E.
- Dynasty: first half of XVIII Dynasty
- Period: New Kingdom
- Dimensions: 20 1/2 x 16 9/16 x 1 in. (52 x 42 x 2.5 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 80.38
- Credit Line: Gift of Christos G. Bastis in honor of Bernard V. Bothmer
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Relief of a Fowler, ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E. Limestone, 20 1/2 x 16 9/16 x 1 in. (52 x 42 x 2.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Christos G. Bastis in honor of Bernard V. Bothmer, 80.38. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Roughly rectangular fragment of a limestone relief from a tomb with a male figure hunting water fowl. Condition: Numerous chips and scratches; encrusted with dirt.
- Record Completeness: Best (92%)