Scene of Fishing and Fowling

New Kingdom, Amarna Period

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 121

At the right, the bud, flower and round leaf of lily plants float on a background of zigzag lines representing water . A large fish swims in the water. A flat space alongside the pond ending with a double edge indicates the rim of the pond. To the left of the scene, a large tilapia fish and a pintail duck are carried on a spear that is held by the figure whose head emerges just above the lower left bottom edge.

This pool belongs to a scene of the king hunting as discussed by W. Raymond Johnson in the curatorial interpretation. The king, seated on a stool with the queen crouching at his feet, hunts in a in a wetland surrounding a small rectangular artificial pond. An attendant retrieves the game impaled on an arrow.

This scene must have been a very large one in a temple or palace.

#3445. Scene of Fishing and Fowling

Scene of Fishing and Fowling, Limestone, paint

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