Nebamun Fowling in the Marshes

Nebamun was an Egyptian "scribe and counter of grain" during the New Kingdom. His tomb in Thebes, the location of which is now lost, featured the famous Pond in a Garden fresco. Nebamun's name is translated as "My Lord is Amun" and he is thought to have lived c. 1500 BC.

Raymond's wife, who taught Egyptology for many years, persuaded him to come with her to Luxor. He was overwhelmed by the colourful artwork he saw in the temples and tombs and persuaded an Egyptian friend to get some genuine papyrus for him . After he returned home, he set out to recreate this classic tomb scene on the papyrus, as the Ancient Egyptians would have done.

The original painting is now available for sale.