Predynastic Egyptian Hunters

Predynastic Egyptian Hunters

Our predynastic Egyptian heroine from 4400-4000 BC now leads a hunting party across the savannas that will someday become the Egyptian Sahara. Although cattle-herding and floodplain agriculture would have provided most of the predynastic Egyptian diet, artwork from this period abounds with hunting themes, so it must have still been a popular pastime (in addition to providing an additional source of protein). In pharaonic times, it would have been the Pharaohs and nobility who did most of the hunting.

With this piece, I wanted to practice my foreshortening by having my girl point her spear at something up ahead.


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