Nebamun's geese are driven up for his inspection while scribes tally their numbers - detail. From the wall paintings of the tomb of Nebamun, a wealthy accountant in the Temple of Amun at Thebes circa 1350BC. British Museum, London.
Nebamun was an Egyptian "scribe and counter of grain" during the New Kingdom. His tomb in Thebes, the location of which is now lost, featured the famous Pond in a Garden false fresco painting. Nebamun's name is translated as "My Lord is Amun" and he is thought to have lived c. 1500 bc. The paintings were hacked from the tomb wall and purchased by a British collector who in turn sold them to the British Museum in 1821