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Bulls Fording the Nile
Bulls Fording the Nile
This rural scene from the Mastaba of the Vizir Kagemni - part of the enormous tomb complex at Saqqara - depicts oxen crossing the Nile while in the water below them a hippo walks surrounded by a variety of fish. The delicasy of the carving and sensitivity of observation makes this a model of the genre.The naturalism of the rendering contrasts with the typically Egyptian conceit of the disappearance of the oxens' legs under the water. Recarved from photographs. 14" wide. 5th Dynasty ( ca. 2500 BC )
 
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Price: 59.00

 
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