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Model of a boat being rowed

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This wooden boat model has six seated/kneeling male rowers with oars, a man standing at the prow, and a helmsman at the stern manning the vertical stanchion that is attached to the steering oar. Both boat and figures are plastered and painted. The skin of all figures is painted reddish brown,...

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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)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place for Label


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Length x width x height: 71 x 22 x 33 cm (27 15/16 x 8 11/16 x 13 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World