2014/10/23

Fowling and Plowing from the Mastaba of Nefermaat

The scene shows activities related to fowling and plowing the fields. The first register, or section, illustrates two men catching three geese and a red bird with a net. This register also shows two other geese feeding on grass.  The second register depicts the fields being plowed by means of ox-drawn plows.

Fowling and Plowing from the Mastaba of Nefermaat




These scenes decorated the facade of the funerary chapel of Nefermaat at Meidum so that he could remember these activities of his life and ensure their recurrence in the netherworld.