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Maker(s) &
Production:

, Egypt

Category:

model

Name:

boat

Date:

circa 2010 B.C. circa 1950 B.C.
Tomb of Khety early dynasty XII, middle Kingdom

Period(s):

Twelfth Dynasty; Middle Kingdom

Description:

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.

Find Spot:

Beni Hasan; tomb 366 (Khety)

Material(s):

wood
plaster
linen

Technique
Description:

painted

Dimension(s):

height, 40.5, cm
length, 62, cm
width, 12.4, cm

Acquisition:

given; 1903; The Beni Hasan Excavation Committee

Provenance:

from J. Garstang's excavations

Inscription:

excavator's mark; 366

Exhibition(s):

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

Documentation:

Garstang, J.. Burial customs of ancient Egypt; as illustrated by tombs of the Middle Kingdom, being a report of excavations made in the necropolis of Beni Hasan during 1902-4.p. 224

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.
pl. VIII

Strudwick, Helen. Dawson, Julie. 2016. Death on the Nile: Uncovering the Afterlife of Ancient Egypt.London: D. Giles Limitedp. 142, 145, #12

Related Object(s):

E.71.1903
E.71b.1903
E.71c.1903; Model of butchers at work
E.71d.1903
E.71e.1903

Accession:

Object Number: E.71a.1903
(Antiquities)
(record id: 50677; input: 2003-03-25; modified: 2019-04-18)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/50677





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