Marsh Scene with Cat and Birds

Marsh Scene with Cat and Birds

c. 667-647 BC

Limestone

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

Gift of the Hanna Fund 1949.498

Description

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
Collection: 
Egypt - Late Period
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Limestone

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