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Model funerary boat

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Wooden model of a sailing vessel, colored yellow, red and white with two eyes on the bow. The owner is portrayed squatting under a canopy and shouded in a white garment, indicating that the boat is on a funerary voyage. Three sailors tend to the mast, while another, the naviagtor, stands at the...

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From Asyut. 1903: excavated by Emile Gaston Chassinat and Charles Palanque for the Institut francais d'archeologie orientale, Cairo; 1904: purchased for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Object Place

Asyut, Egypt


Height x length: 34.3 x 83.8 cm (13 1/2 x 33 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World