Silver Boat of Queen Ahhotep
Because travel depended on the River Nile, the custom of including model boats in tomb goods began in very ancient times. Boats were thought to be essential to the deceased for their journeys in the afterlife.
This is one of several model boats made of gold and silver.
This miniature boat was found on top of a chariot in the tomb of Queen Ahhotep. It is less detailed than other models, since it has only the oarsmen and the helmsman on board.
DIRA` ABU EL-NAGA
NEW KINGDOM: 18TH DYNASTY: AHMOSE/NEBPEHTYRE
Inventory number JE 4682