Parts of Mammals: F17 (Owl)
Khokha Theban Tomb Project, Hungarian Archaeological Mission
Thebes, Khokha, Tomb of Nebamun (TT 179)
"This sign shows the Barn owl (Tyto alba) (Houlihan 1986, 108-110). The top of the head, wings and feet are yellow. The wing has small red dots indicating variegated yellow/brown plumage. The face, shoulder and breast are white. This, therefore, is an accurate naturalistic image. However, it is unusual in being the only bird hieroglyph to have its face shown fully frontally. This posture is typical of the owl and gives a real sense of movement as it brings the creature to life."