Model funerary boat

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Asyut

Dimensions

Height x length: 34.3 x 83.8 cm (13 1/2 x 33 in.)

Accession Number

04.1779a

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

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.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund