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Painted fragment with funerary boats

ref. : en.1047.2013 | 26 November 2013 | by Francis Leveque
peinture | IIe millennium BC
Egypte (Haute Egypte) ( Egypte )
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This fragment shows two scenes of funerary boats travelling to the right towards a booth under which are jars and a conical loaf.

The boat in the upper register is propelled by four oarsmen; in the cabin at the front two persons are seen talking to each other. On top five mourners are sitting, dressed in large white robes.

In the lower register a person on the right takes hold of the prow of a boat rowed by four oarsmen. The boat is carrying several standing individuals carrying funerary things. At the extreme right, beneath the upper booth, a servant is holding two jars on the ground.

- Width : 74.5 cm
- Height : 38 cm


Bibliography :

  • L. Speleers, Recueil des inscriptions égyptiennes des Musées Royaux du Cinquantenaire à Bruxelles, Bruxelles , 1923, p.40, n° 154
  • A. Mekhitarian, Fragments de peintures thébaines, in Serapis , 1980, p.88
  • J.-Ch. Balty, Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis, Brussel, Oudheid - Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Bruxellles , 1988, p.26-28
  • L. Manniche, Lost Tombs, Londres-New York , 1988, p.192-193