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Model of a boat under sail

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This wooden tomb model depicts a boat with a crew of six male figures, each of which is painted reddish-brown with black wigs and white kilts. Their eyes have also been detailed with black and white. Five of the figures are in standing poses, while the sixth, a helmsman, sits/kneels at the stern...

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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

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Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width x height: 59 x 11 x 30 cm (23 1/4 x 4 5/16 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.497

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

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