Egypt, Late Period, Late Dynasty 25 to Early Dynasty 26 / Marsh Scene with Cat and Birds / 675-625 BCEgypt, Late Period, Late Dynasty 25 to Early Dynasty 26
Marsh Scene with Cat and Birds
675-625 BC

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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt, Late Period, Late Dynasty 25 to Early Dynasty 26
Title: Marsh Scene with Cat and Birds
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: -67
Creation End Date: -62
Creation Date: 675-625 BC
Object Type: Sculpture
Classification Term: Sculpture-stone
Materials and Techniques: Painted limestone
Dimensions: Overall: 38cm x 41.7cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1949.498
Credit Line: Gift of the Hanna Fund
Provenance: Thebes, Asasif, tomb of Mentuemhat (no. 34), second court. Purchased from Mrs. Paul Mallon, Paris
Style or Period: Late Dynasty 25 to Early Dynasty 26
Style or Period: Late Period
Context: In a great papyrus swamp a civet cat attacks a bird's nest. Above are a hoopoe bird and a crane. Probably the mongoose was shown at the left attacking another nest. The scene is essentially copied from Old Kingdom work, but some details show New Kingdom influence.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1949.498
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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