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Lookout figure from a model boat

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
2010–1961 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)

Accession Number

Eg.Inv.13359

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

This is a standing figure from a wooden tomb model of a boat. He is painted reddish-brown and wears a white kilt and short, black wig. His “feet” are carved as pegs for insertion into the bow of the boat. He stands in the standard pose of a lookout figure.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition