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This wooden tomb model of a boat still has one member of its crew still attached. One figure remains. The male figure is stationed at the prow of the boat in a striding posture. The rest of the crew was likely comprised of six rowers in kneeling/seated poses in the central area of the deck. A...

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Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty, 2010–1961 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width x height: 56 x 10 x 13 cm (22 1/16 x 3 15/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.496

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

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