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.
- Ancient Egyptian
- Relief Fragment Depicting Fowling in the Marshes
- Saqqara (Object made in)
- 2186 BCE–2061 BCE
- Limestone with traces of pigment
- "The sealbearer of the King of Lower Egypt, Sole Companion, Overseer of Troops, the revered one Ipi."
- 20.3 × 35.5 × 7.5 cm (8 × 14 × 3 in.)
- W. Moses Willner Fund