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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, all of whom are painted reddish-brown with black wigs and white kilts. Five of the six are in standing postures with one leg advanced, while a helmsman sits/kneels at the stern manning a steering oar attached to a stanchion...

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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: 72 x 17 x 51 cm (28 3/8 x 6 11/16 x 20 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.822

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

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