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Seated male from a boat model

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This wooden figure from a tomb model depicts a seated male figure on a high backed chair. It was likely originally a component of a boat model. The man is bald. Some black and white paint remains as detailing around the eyes. His hands rest on his lap. Workmanship is fairly crude. The wood is...

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From Sheikh Farag, SF 170. 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: December 4, 1913)

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Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1640 B.C.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Height: 15.2 cm (6 in.)

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The Ancient World