Dog Count: 4
Provenance: Egypt (otherwise unknown)
Museum: Pushkin Museum, Moscow, I.1.a 4777
Date: Predynastic Period, Naqada I
Iconography Category: Hunting scene
This is a painted bowl decorated with a unique hunting scene. There is a naked man, wearing a bird mask and a headdress of feathers and holding a bow and arrows. In his other hand, he is holding the leashes of four dogs.
Philippe Germond, and Livet, Jacques, An Egyptian Bestiary: Animals in Life and Religion in the Land of the Pharaohs, (London: Thames & Hudson, 2001), 72.
Dale J. Osborn, and Jana Osbornova, The Mammals of Ancient Egypt, (Warminster, England: Aris & Phillips Ltd, 1998), 58.