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Model of a boat under sail

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This wooden tomb model boat has a crew of six male figures. They are painted reddish-brown with white kilts and short, black wigs, and their eyes have been detailed with black and white. Five of the figures are standing or in striding poses with a leg advnaced, while one figure is shown...

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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: 62 x 18 x 34 cm (24 7/16 x 7 1/16 x 13 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World