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Accession_Number E.23.3
Shape Model boat
Shape_description
Material Wood
Fabric Egyptian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Model of Nile boat, with six rowers with six oars and a steersman standing and steering with paddle. Another figure standing in front of steersman, by mast, and a final figure sitting behind the rowers. Figures are painted with brown pigment for skin, black pigment for hair. There is a faint red pigment on the 'deck', going from top to bottom and then several horizontal lines.
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Condition Intact and complete, including all figues and oars. The paint on all figures has degraded and does not merit individual description. Detail is missing from the bow and stern of the boat where the wood has degraded so much. There is also fissures in the wood of the deck of the boat.
Technique/Style
Provenance From Tomb of Officials at Beni Hassan
Period Middle Kingdom: 12 dynasty
Date 1991-1786
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Wooden boat , general view
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Detail of wooden Egyptian funerary boat.
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2001.99.0002.jpg
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Detail of wooden Egyptian funerary boat: steersman.
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2001.99.0003.jpg
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Detail of wooden Egyptian funerary boat: four oarsmen.
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2001.99.0004.jpg
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Wooden boat, general view
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Height 38.0 approx
Diameters Length: 70.0 approx
Handle_height
Other_dims. Width at widest: 16.5
Location Egypt
Edited_by Leigh; Kinsey
Date_edited 21.08.2002; 09.01.2006
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