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Model of a transport boat

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While late Old Kingdom tombs had included limestone statuettes of people engaged in chores such as food preparation, a new development occurred during the First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom. Now, models made of wood, a less costly material, were manufactured in large numbers and placed...

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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

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width x height: 120 x 40 x 44 cm (47 1/4 x 15 3/4 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.407

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

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