Pyramid Graffiti: Animals

Graffito P17. Animal – Camel

Graffito P17

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Toward the left of the block is an easily recognizable camel. The nose is snubbed and the lines of the head curve to the tip. The neck is arched to the shoulder, the upper curve ending at the peak of a hump, which tapers down again to a sinuous tail. The belly is straight, as are the forelegs, the hind legs kinked above. Although summary, this animal is clearly and confidently drawn, with parallels in rock art elsewhere.

  • Kurru ID number: P_014
  • Location: East face, south of chapel, course 1, block 4
  • Dimensions (H × W): 13 × 22 cm