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wooden model of a sailing boat, with two men pushing at the boat using a pole; three men hoisting the sail; one man operating the rudder, and one look out on the prow. Boat painted yellow, men have white kilts, black hair and red-brown bodies.Plaster coating in some places.

Field Collection

Beni Hasan Egypt

Technique Description



height 40.5 cm
length 62 cm
width 12.4 cm


Twelfth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom


given: Beni Hasan Excavation Committee 1903 (Filtered for: Antiquities)

from J. Garstang's excavations


  1. excavator's mark
    Content: 366


  1. Garstang, J.
    Burial customs of ancient Egypt; as illustrated by tombs of the Middle Kingdom, being a report of excavations made in the necropolis of Beni Hasan during 1902-4
    [comments: p.224]
  2. Bourriau, J.D.
    (1988) Pharaohs and mortals; Egyptian art in the Middle Kingdom , Cambridge (Cambs.) (1988) Cambridge (Cambs.)
    [comments: no. 94]
  3. Murray, M.A.
    The Splendour That Was Egypt
    [comments: pl. VIII]


wood, plaster and linen

Accession Number

E.71a.1903 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 50677; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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