May 21, 2007

Marsh Scene with Cat and Birds

Marsh Scene with Cat and Birds

c. 667–647 BC


Overall: 38 x 41.7 cm (14 15/16 x 16 7/16 in.)

Gift of the Hanna Fund 1949.498



In a great papyrus swamp a civet cat attacks a bird's nest. Above are a hoopoe bird and a crane. Probably the mongoose was shown at the left attacking another nest. The scene is essentially copied from Old Kingdom work, but some details show New Kingdom influence.

See also
Egypt - Late Period
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