Analysis Of Nakht And Family Fishing And Fowling

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Nakht and Family Fishing and Fowling is dated 1400-1390 BC. It was found in Thebes. It is a facsimile done in Tempera paint on paper. It is 200 cm by 153 cm and is on a scale of 1:1. The accession number is15.5.19e, l–m. It was Painted by Norman de Garis Davies, Lancelot Crane, and Francis Unwin for the Egyptian Expedition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art before 1915. This facsimile is a copy of a wall in Nakht’s tomb in Thebes. It is a split scene of Nakht and his family fishing in one part and fowling in another and then shows Nakht and his wife seated on the left side of both. There is also a scene of the process of making wine. The canon of proportion used in this painting is more closely related to that of the old kingdom when there was a universal canon used amongst all of the artist at the time. The limbs are still slightly more elongated but it is far more similar than some of the painting from the middle kingdom when the traditional canon of proportion was disregarded completely. The scenes are also very similar to some of the paintings you would find in the old kingdom mastabas and other types of tombs. They depict activities the family would be doing in the afterlife such as fishing and fowling. It was important to include these types of paintings in the tomb to ensure that one could still enjoy the same activities after they died. The scenes include Shabti servants as well. Shabti figures are a tradition used all through Egyptian history. One would include small figurines in their tomb so that they could have servants do the hard labor whilst they enjoy the things they like to do like hunting or fishing. The hieratic scale is also present in this piece as well as a very linier page set up. The scene ...

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