Ivory game-box with carved decoration; assembled from six flat panels of elephant ivory. The squares on the top of the box seem to be arranged for the Egyptian game of "twenty squares". Each long side is decorated with animal scenes and scenes of the hunt.
On the better preserved of the two long sides a figure, perhaps a king, stands in a chariot drawing his bow in a Pharaonic posture. His charioteer controls the pair of horses pulling the light, two-wheeled chariot, while behind him a man on foot, wearing a feathered headdress, carries an axe, presumably to despatch any wounded prey or perhaps acting as a bodyguard. A third hunter, on the extreme left, also wearing what appears to be feathered headdress, stabs a lion with his spear. Five animals, apparently a mixture of deer, wild goats and bulls, flee the hunters, but a third, larger bull, pierced by an arrow, has turned with his head down to charge the oncoming chariot. A large bird is shown over the horses' backs, and a h… (See Merlin record for full description)
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