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Wooden model from Thebes (1)

ref. : en.973.2013 | 10 October 2013 | by Francis Leveque
modèle | XIXe - XVIIIe century BC
Thèbes (Louxor), Egypte (Haute Egypte) ( Egypte )
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Wooden model funerary barge from Thebes and dating to the 12th Dynasty (EA 9524). It represents a mummy lying under a canopy attended by mourners and a priest. These boats allowed the voyage across the Nile to the necropolis.

This model was acquired in 1835 with another boat model (9525) and a model granary (2463). All 3 come from of the same tomb, but it is not stated.

- typology : Reisner Type V; form II
- length: 66.7 centimetres
- width: 14.6 centimetres
- depth: 10.2 centimetres


Bibliography :

  • N. Strudwick, T.G.H. James, E.R. Russmann, Temples and tombs : treasures of Egyptian art from the British Museum, American Federation of Arts, University of Washington Press, Seattle , Londres , 2006, p.84-85