Egyptian Hunting in the Marshes

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Jan van der Crabben
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published on 15 September 2014

These paintings from the tomb of Nebamun (c. 1350 BCE) show the New Kingdom period accountant Nebamun hunting birds in the marshes of Egypt. He is accompanied by his wife and daughter. Scenes like these of the deceased enjoying himself were common in New Kingdom tomb chambers.

To the Egyptians, fertile marshes were a symbol of eroticism and rebirth, which gives additional meaning to this image.

On display at the British Museum, London, UK.

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Jan van der Crabben
Jan is the Founder and CEO of World History Encyclopedia. He holds an MA War Studies from King's College, and he has worked in the field of history-related digital media since 2006.

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Crabben, J. v. d. (2014, September 15). Egyptian Hunting in the Marshes. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/3029/egyptian-hunting-in-the-marshes/

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