Tomb Model


Location: On Display in the Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display

From: Egypt | Sedment

Curatorial Section: Egyptian

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Object Number E14260.1
Current Location Ancient Egypt: Discovery to Display - On Display
Provenience Egypt | Sedment
Locus Tomb 2111, Tomb of Khentkhety
Period First Intermediate Period
Date Made 2130-1980 BCE
Section Egyptian
Materials Wood | Pigment
Iconography Sailing Boat | Men

Wooden model of a boat, depicted going upstream. The hull is painted buff-orange, with red lines on the deck representing beams. Peg holes in the deck, most of which have painted human feet facing the bow. Five male figures stand or squat on the deck, along with an awning painted to resemble a cow skin. Rudder pole and rudder at the stern.

Length 78.3 cm
Credit Line Distribution from the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, 1921

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