Egyptian cat hunting in the marshes A tawny cat catches birds among the papyrus stems. Cats were family pets in ancient Egypt, and at palaces and revered ast Bast. The cat shown here could also represent the Sun-god hunting the enemies of light and order. The Tomb-chapel of Nebamun Thebes, Egypt. Late 18th Dynasty, around 1350 BCE.
[EGYPT 29320] ’Papyrus swamp in Menna's tomb at Luxor.’ This papyrus swamp is part of a hunting scene in the tomb of Menna. Ducks and other birds are nesting in the swamp and at least five nests with eggs are depicted. The latter are about to be plundered by a striped cat and a rodent. The fowl are hunted with throwing sticks, five of which are depicted among the startled birds. Menna was an 18th dynasty inspector of estates and overseer of harvests. His tomb (TT 69) can be found in the…
Egypt, Thebes, Luxor, Sheikh 'Abd al-Qurna, Tomb of scribe of recruits Horemheb, mural painting from eighteenth dynasty
♔ Painting of Tausert from the Tomb of Irinufer
Tomb of Nakht ~ Egypt NE
A mural detail in the tomb of Roy (a dynasty 18 royal scribe during the reign of Horemheb), shows a Sem priest in a leopard skin performing a fumigation with incense and a libation in front of a large bundle of onions, pied at the to By a red & white handle. This 'bouquet' of onions was offered during the Feast of Onions and was meant to return the breath of life to the underworld god Sokar. Roy's tomb (TT 255) can be found in the Necropolis of Dra Abu el-Naga on the Westbank at Luxor.