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Ducks in a Papyrus Swamp, from Tell el-Amarna

Artwork
Medium:
Modern Reproduction on Papyrus
Date:
2003
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 9 in Width: 11 in
Description:
Modern print on papyrus paper of egyptian artwork depicting three ducks flying over lotus plants in a river.
Historical Context:
Papyrus is a paper-like material produced from the pith of the papyrus plant, which was once abundant in the Sudd of Southern Sudan along with the Nile Delta of Egypt. Ancient Egyptians used this plant as a writing material and for boats, mattresses, mats, rope, sandals, and baskets. The original painting is an exhibit of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and dates to the New Kingdom (XVIII-XXV), c. 1353-1335 BCE.

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