´Catch me if you can´; Bird Trapping with a Hexagonal Net in the ´Daily Life´ Scenes in the Old Kingdom Elite Tombs of the Memphite Area.

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´Catch me if you can´; Bird Trapping with a Hexagonal Net in the ´Daily Life´ Scenes in the Old Kingdom Elite Tombs of the Memphite Area.

Type: Master thesis
Title: ´Catch me if you can´; Bird Trapping with a Hexagonal Net in the ´Daily Life´ Scenes in the Old Kingdom Elite Tombs of the Memphite Area.
Author: Slingenberg, Maud
Issue Date: 2016-08-30
Keywords: Old Kingdom
hexagonal net
birds
mastaba
tomb
Memphite area
relief
Abstract: The main purpose of this thesis was to systematically study and analyse the scenes showing the catching of waterfowl by means of a hexagonal net found in the published Old Kingdom tombs of the Memphite area and by doing so trying to understand all technical aspects of this net. Although the percentage of scenes showing the catching of waterfowl with a hexagonal net is very small within the decoration program of the tombs (1%: 70 out of 6943 registers), fowling with a ‘hexagonal net’ is the most popular way of fowling depicted.
Supervisor: Walsem, Dr. R. van
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Classics and Ancient Civilizations (Master)
Specialisation: Egyptology
ECTS Credits: 20
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/42895
 

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