Royal Hunt

Bronze
Dimensions: 1 m high x 650 mm x 400 mm
Edition: Edition of 15

The sculpture portrays an Egyptian Pharaoh hunting with bow and arrows. The cheetah he holds on the leash is his hunting aid. It was trained to run the quarry down and not to mangle the kill, being rewarded with a cup of fresh blood from the victim’s throat. Cheetahs have been the playthings of royalty through the centuries. In the ancient Egyptian, Roman and Persian civilizations, ownership of a cheetah as pet was a status symbol only royalty or the very privileged could afford.