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Wooden model of a sailing boat, with mast. Sail and lashings preserved. The deck is recessed and represents removable planking. The crew consists of lookout at the bow, ten sailors, and a helmsman at the stern.


By 1912: Mary C. Wheelwright collection; 1912: lent to the MFA by Mary C. Weelwright, Oct. 31, 1912; 1919: bequeathed to the MFA by Mary C. Wheelwright.

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Gift of Miss Mary C. Wheelwright

Egyptian, First Intermediate Period to Middle Kingdom, Dyn, 2140–1783 B.C.


Height x depth x width: 61.5 x 91 x 22.9 cm (24 3/16 x 35 13/16 x 9 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Painted wood


The Ancient World