- Mar 2017
I also really like the way the Egyptians depicted birds and feathers in their art and iconography, and this painting is I think the best surviving.
British Museum - Image gallery: tomb-painting
I was "taught" that Egyptian art was intentionally static (apparently, by someone who didn't know it well). There's expressions on a lot of the faces (as well as different features) on the figures from Nebamun.
The tomb of Menna is 200 yrs (or so) older. There's the same attention to detail of birds & a mongoose & a cat & a crocodile, etc. Colors aren't as good. I've noticed that almost all the greens are actually shades of blue (sampled digitally -- but it's really hard to tell from photos due to lighting, you need to stand right in front of it).
--- I couldn't find a pic to post, but this one lets you zoom in.