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Boats

  • Boats from the tomb of Djehutynakt

    Slide Notes

     

    ypes of boats: pilgramage, transport, kitchen, funerary, fowling -

    How many people are on the boats?

    What are they doing? What are they made of ?

    Nile river - made boats really important to Egyptians

    believed  these boats were necessary for safe passage to the afterlife

    Details

    Boat model

    2140–1783 B.C.

    Dimensions

    Height x depth x width: 61.5 x 91 x 22.9 cm (24 3/16 x 35 13/16 x 9 in.)

    Medium

    Painted wood

    Classification

    Models

    Accession Number

    19.162

    Collections
    The Ancient World More Info

    Description

    Wooden model of a sailing boat, with mast. Sail and lashings preserved. The deck is recessed and represents removable planking. The crew consists of lookout at the bow, ten sailors, and a helmsman at the stern.

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  • Mountain and a Lake

    Slide Notes

    Boating for fun!

    Details

    Mountain and Lake

    1834

    Thomas Doughty, American, 1791–1856

    Dimensions

    40 x 58.42 cm (15 3/4 x 23 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on panel

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    64.408

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    Crozier Gallery (Neoclassicism) - 121 More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Engagement Between US and the...

    Slide Notes

     

    Large war boats

    Make up stories about what’s going to happen

    Details

    Engagement Between the "United States" and the "Macedonian"

    1813

    Thomas Birch, American (born in England), 1779–1851

    Dimensions

    70.48 x 91.12 cm (27 3/4 x 35 7/8 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Paintings

    Accession Number

    1978.180

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    Servison Gallery (New Nation, 1815–1830) - 133 More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Flying Cloud

    Slide Notes

     

    This gallery is all about model boats!

    Helps us be able to see and imagine the boats

    Take time to explore the drawers and find treasures!

    Details

    Clipper ship "Flying Cloud"

    1915

    H. E. Boucher

    Dimensions

    Overall (H x W x L): 96.5 x 61 x 157.5 cm (38 x 24 x 62 in.)

    Medium

    Wood

    Classification

    Models

    Accession Number

    35.42

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    Putnam Model Ship Gallery (Maritime Arts) - LG28 More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • Indian Camp

    Slide Notes

     

    Building canoes in quebec

    What did people use to build canoes?

    What are canoes used for?

    Details

    Montagnais Camp, Pointe Bleue, Quebec

    1895

    Winslow Homer, American, 1836–1910

    Dimensions

    Sheet: 35 x 51 cm (13 3/4 x 20 1/16 in.)

    Medium

    Watercolor on paper

    Classification

    Watercolors

    Accession Number

    99.28

    Collections
    Prints and Drawings More Info

    Description

    Multimedia

  • The Fog Warning

    Slide Notes

     

    Storm is coming

    What is the man doing? Where is he going, how does he feel?

    Many fishing paintings in this gallery

    Details

    The Fog Warning

    1885

    Winslow Homer, American, 1836–1910

    Dimensions

    76.83 x 123.19 cm (30 1/4 x 48 1/2 in.)

    Medium

    Oil on canvas

    Classification

    Ostraca

    Accession Number

    94.72

    Collections
    Americas
    On View
    Alfond Gallery (Homer, Eakins, Civil War) - 234 More Info

    Description

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