Menna and Family Hunting in the Marshes, Tomb of Menna Artist: Nina de Garis Davies (1881–1965) Period: New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Thutmose IV–Amenhotep III Date: ca. 1400–1352 B.C. Geography: Original from Egypt, Upper Egypt; Thebes, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, Tomb of Menna (TT 69), north wall Medium: Tempera on paper Dimensions: facsimile: h. 101 cm (39 3/4 in); w. 189 cm (74 7/16 in) scale 1:1 framed: h. 107 cm (41 1/8 in); w. 189 cm (77 in); th. 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in) Credit…
Egyptian cat hunting in the marshes A tawny cat catches birds among the papyrus stems. Cats were family pets in ancient Egypt, but the cat shown here in this context could also represent the Sun-god hunting the enemies of light and order. The cat's unusual gilded eye hints at the religious meanings of this scene. The Tomb-chapel of Nebamun Thebes, Egypt. Late 18th Dynasty, around 1350 BC Salt Collection British Museum, Room 61:
Nebamun's geese are driven up for his inspection while scribes tally their numbers - detail. From the wall paintings of the tomb of Nebamun, a wealthy accountant in the Temple of Amun at Thebes circa 1350BC. British Museum, London.
Wall Painting From The Tomb Of Queen Nefertari (Wife of Ramses II) -- Tomb QV 66 -- Date of Death, 1198 or 99 BCE -- Depicts the queen playing Senet, an ancient board game similar to chess -- Metropolitan Museum of Art