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Wooden model of sailing boat from Meir

ref. : en.976.2013 | 12 October 2013 | by Francis Leveque
| XIXe - XVIIIe century BC
Egypte (Haute Egypte) ( Egypte )
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Wooden model of sailing boat 12th Dynasty : the hull, of solid wood, is long and narrow, high stern curved over to provide base for steering-oar, bow less elevated.

Condition : Fair. Original sail and rigging and rowing oars lost; the helmsman is missing, as also may be possibly other members of the crew. The pilot’s left arm is also missing. The general condition of the hull is good, but the paint and underlying plaster have suffered damage in places.

- Acquisition date : 1894
- Type series : Reisner Type II
- Height: 73.5 centimetres
- Width: 111.3 centimetres
- Depth: 52 centimetres


Bibliography :

  • N. Strudwick, J.H. Taylor, Mummies, death and the afterlife in Ancient Egypt : treasures from the British Museum, The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, Sant Ana, Californie , 2005, p.178