Model boat

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–13
2061–1640 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x Length: 5.4 x 35.5 cm (2 1/8 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

72.4177

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

This wooden model of a Nile boat is somewhat crudely cut. It is pointed at both ends with a rectnagular hollowed space in the middle. There are two holes drilled in the bottom, possibly for attachment to a larger model composition. The wood is cracked and split.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way. (Accession date: June 28, 1872)

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way