National Geographic : 1941 Oct
Metropolitan Museum ofArt Menena's Ancient Tomb at Royal Thebes Is Still a Happy HuntingGround In the wall decorations which pictured his life, and so continued it beyond the grave, the "Scribe of the Fields"surveys hislord's property, prays toOsiris, and welcomes his relatives. But he is also pictured decoying ducks to his boomerang while his wife, with an armful of lotus flowers, admires hisskill. Beyond thepapyrus hedge the official spears fish while his daughter steadies his stance with a protecting hand. The paintings retain theirperfect color after about 3,500 years.