The Composite fishing and fowling scene in the tomb of Remni at Saqqara

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A small mud brick tomb belonging to an official called Remni, also known as Merwi, was recently discovered by the Australian Centre for Egyptology in the north-west corner of the Teti cemetery at Saqqara. The tomb of Remni is fully decorated and brightly coloured and includes a composite fishing and fowling scene on the east wall of the chapel. The aim of this paper is to examine specific stylistic features and details within the composition of this marsh pursuit scene. This will be achieved by comparing and contrasting some interesting motifs in the scene with other spear fishing and fowling scenes known from the tombs of the Memphite and provincial cemeteries dating to the Old Kingdom. This paper also aims to highlight some of the similarities and differences in the details of the composition and determine the extent to which the larger tombs in the Teti cemetery, and the Memphite cemeteries in general, influenced this fishing and fowling scene in the tomb of Remni.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-157
Number of pages21
JournalBulletin of the Australian Centre for Egyptology
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • egypt
  • Tombs--Egypt
  • Ancient Egyptian Art
  • Old Kingdom
  • Images
  • Elite identity
  • Cemetery
  • Iconography


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