Saturday, March 7, 2009

Ancient Ginger



On the wall of an Egyptian tomb of sculptor, Nebamun, a ginger cat catches birds as it hunts with its human. Still bright in its ginger glory the cat has waited through centuries, frozen with its birds in time.

7 comments:

Stacy said...

Wow; isn't that just gorgeous! The colors that have remained through time & makes me wonder how many bird species I can name.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Looks like he caught one with his tail too!!!!! Now that's ancient wisdom!

Was a how-to manual included?

Purrs Goldie

NAL said...

That is awesome! And much different than the renditions of Egyptian cats my memory is serving up!

Karen L R said...

Our gingers come from such noble stock!

Mishkat said...

I had forgotten all about this painting - I learned about it a long time ago in an art history class. What amazes me is how lifelike the cat and birds look compared to the stylized humans.

Jennifer Rose said...

I love seeing Ancient Egyptian art, lots of cats to see too. Shame a lot of it is fading now :/

quiltcat said...

The cat and the birds are amazingly lifelike. And what a magnificent set of whiskers the cat has, carefully folded back out of way of the bird in his mouth.