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The hull is a modern reconstruction with ancient component parts assembled for a full scene. The scene includes the primary owner seated beneath a cabin with animal skin patterns, an attendant facing him with arms outstretched, a rower at the prow with one oar, and a steerer at the stern. An...

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By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: April 22, 1992)

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Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–13, 2061–1640 B.C.


Height x length x depth: 42 x 64 x 16.1 cm (16 9/16 x 25 3/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

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The Ancient World