Category: Vessel

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.


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