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Fragment of a Stela Depicting Fowling in the Marshes

A work made of limestone with traces of pigment.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of limestone with traces of pigment.

Date:

First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 10 (about 2186–2061 BCE)

Artist:

Egyptian; Saqqara

About this artwork

This lively scene depicts two men hiding behind a reed blind and pulling closed a clap net to snare birds. Four birds, which have escaped the net, fly from the pond in which lotus flowers and lotus pads float. Below, Ipi (the tomb’s owner) surveys other activities on his estate. His name and titles are written in hieroglyphs over his head.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art

Culture

Ancient Egyptian

Title

Fragment of a Stela Depicting Fowling in the Marshes

Origin

Sakkara

Date

2186 BC–2061 BC

Medium

Limestone with traces of pigment

Inscriptions

"The sealbearer of the King of Lower Egypt, Sole Companion, Overseer of Troops, the revered one Ipi."

Dimensions

20.3 × 35.5 × 7.5 cm (8 × 14 × 3 in.)

Credit Line

W. Moses Willner Fund

Reference Number

1910.230

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