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Model of a kitchen boat

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This wooden tomb model represents a kitchen boat. Four figures are attached, all painted reddish-brown with long white kilts and black wigs. One figure stands at the bow in a striding posture as lookout. The two figures behind the bowman engage in the preparation of foodstuffs, likely bread...

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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)

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


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Length x width x height: 67 x 14 x 31 cm (26 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 12 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World