Relief of a Fowler
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
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.
ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E.
first half of XVIII Dynasty
20 1/2 x 16 9/16 x 1 in., 12.5 lb. (52 x 42 x 2.5 cm, 5.66kg) (show scale)
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Gift of Christos G. Bastis in honor of Bernard V. Bothmer
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Relief of a Fowler, ca. 1539-1425 B.C.E. Limestone, 20 1/2 x 16 9/16 x 1 in., 12.5 lb. (52 x 42 x 2.5 cm, 5.66kg). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Christos G. Bastis in honor of Bernard V. Bothmer, 80.38. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 80.38_PS1.jpg)
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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.
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