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Art and life in ancient Egypt
Art and life in ancient Egypt

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4.3 Summary

The fragment shows Nebamun in his youthful prime, before he is old and rich. He is apparently hunting with his family in attendance. The painting is a collage of images; a variety of animals and people. It is nonetheless symbolic rather than realistic, or rather, symbolic overall, as well as realistic in its detail. It represents a life well lived and the forces of life and order overcoming chaos and death.