Hunting in the Marshes

Finally, Nebamun himself! This is the most famous of the Nebamun murals and shows him hunting in the marshes. He is standing up in a papyrus boat, spearing fish and throwing sticks at birds. Again, Nebamun’s life is shown to be utterly perfect. The weather is glorious. His adoring wife and daughter are with him. He is catching fish and fowl left right and centre.

Look how skilful the artwork is. I love the expression on the face of this fish.

The eye of Nebamun’s ginger cat was decorated with a splodge of real gold. Lean in close and you can still it glinting.

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