Monday, September 29, 2008

Look Out Below

Ti Watching a Hippopotamus Hunt, Tomb of Ti, Fifth Dynasty, Old Kingdom Egypt, c. 2450 - 2325 BCE.

Ti was a commoner, but a very rich commoner since he was able to build a large tomb for himself that contained this wonderful painting/sculpture. Ti is the large figure standing on the boat with all of the "river creatures" depicted below and the "land creatures" among the papyrus on the shore.
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1 comment:

ethel mertz said...

I have always believed that commoners lead much more interesting lives than royalty. Your post confirms this beautifully.

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