circa 2010 B.C. circa 1950 B.C.
Tomb of Khety early dynasty XII, middle Kingdom
Twelfth Dynasty; Middle Kingdom
wooden model of a sailing boat, with two men pushing at the boat using a pole; three men hoisting the sail; one man operating the rudder, and one look out on the prow. Boat painted yellow, men have white kilts, black hair and red-brown bodies. Plaster coating in some places.
Beni Hasan; tomb 366 (Khety)
height, 40.5, cm
length, 62, cm
width, 12.4, cm
given; 1903; The Beni Hasan Excavation Committee
from J. Garstang's excavations
excavator's mark; 366
Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt. 2016-02-23 - 2016-05-22
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.)
Catalogue number: 12
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Bourriau, J.D.. 1988. Pharaohs and mortals; Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom.Cambridge (Cambs.): p. 107, #94
Murray, M. A.. The Splendour That Was Egypt.
Strudwick, Helen. Dawson, Julie. 2016. Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt.London: D. Giles Limitedp. 142, 145, #12
Object Number: E.71a.1903
(record id: 50677; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2019-04-18)