Hunting Scene with Ostriches & Ibexes

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 07 September 2019
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Part of a hunting scene showing ostriches, ibexes, and a cub (upper register) and what appears to be a lizard and hunting dogs (lower register) in a hilly desert landscape. The upper part is the so-called Kheker Frieze. Hunting scenes were commonly depicted on walls of tombs, like this one.

Sandstone, a fragment of a relief. From Egypt, precise provenance is unknown. Middle Kingdom, 12th dynasty, 1940-1750 BCE. It is on display the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, September 07). Hunting Scene with Ostriches & Ibexes. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11150/hunting-scene-with-ostriches--ibexes/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Hunting Scene with Ostriches & Ibexes." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 07 Sep 2019. Web. 23 Oct 2021.