Erich Lessing

The naval battle between the Sea Peoples and the Egyptians in about 1177 B.C. (The area marked on the left side of the drawing coincides with the right side of the photo.) The oars on the Sea Peoples’ ships (center and upper right), unlike those of the Egyptians (left and lower right), are not arrayed; the viewer was meant to infer that the Sea Peoples were caught by surprise.