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Wooden model of a rowing boat with seven oarsmen (one missing at the front); a look-out on the prow; and a stroke caller (cox) in the bow. He sits beside a rudder-oar. The figures have white painted kilts and red-brown flesh. Some figures have real linen loin cloths.

Field Collection

Beni Hasan Egypt

Technique Description



height 25 cm
length 59 cm
width 12 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. 95]


wood and linen

Accession Number

E.71b.1903 (Antiquities)
(Reference Number: 50678; Input Date: 2003-03-25 / Last Edit: 2011-07-12)

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