People, Boats and Animals

People, Boats and Animals

Date ca. 3000 BCE

Movement Egyptian | Predynastic

Provenance Tomb 100 of Hierakonpolis, Egypt

Housed at Egyptian Museum, Cairo


The earliest known example of Egyptian tomb chamber art, in which simplistic figures intermingle in battle amongst the crude landscape. While later tomb art would make use of registers to neatly organize narratives, the story lines here are dispersed freely throughout the entire canvas.