jueves, 6 de octubre de 2016

Model of a funerary boat

Model of a funerary boat

Funerary boat, of low keel and not too high ends. Six persons are standing in line on its deck, holding a lamb to be sacrificed. On one end of the boat there is a squatting man, who would be in charge of the rudder, and next to him another man standing up, completing the crew. This piece is not of high artistic merit; it is the product of a workshop for middle class cust...omers who were improving their lifestyle in this period. It is not a boat for going on pilgrimage to Abydos, but a model of offering bearers that were placed inside the tombs.

Present location MUSEO ARQUEOLÓGICO NACIONAL [21/007] MADRID
Inventory number 16029
Dating MIDDLE KINGDOM
Archaeological Site EL-GABALIN/GEBELEIN
Category BOAT (MODEL)
Material WOOD
Technique INCISED; PAINTED ON STUCCO
Height 13.5 cm
Width 8.5 cm

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