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Model of a fowling boat

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This wooden tomb model depicts a fowling boat with a crew of three male figures. The figures are painted reddish-brown with long white kilts and black wigs. A bowsman stand in the prow of the boat in a striding position, with his left arm reaching forward. A figure directly behind him kneels...

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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: 59 x 10 x 28 cm (23 1/4 x 3 15/16 x 11 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World