Model funerary boat
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
Object Place: Egypt, Asyut
Height x length: 34.3 x 83.8 cm (13 1/2 x 33 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Wooden model of a sailing vessel, colored yellow, red and white with two eyes on the bow. The owner is portrayed squatting under a canopy and shouded in a white garment, indicating that the boat is on a funerary voyage. Three sailors tend to the mast, while another, the naviagtor, stands at the prow of the boat.
From Asyut. 1903: excavated by Emile Gaston Chassinat and Charles Palanque for the Institut francais d'archeologie orientale, Cairo; 1904: purchased for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe.
Emily Esther Sears Fund