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[British Museum] Wooden model of a funeral barge

Wooden model from Thebes (2)
11 October 2013 | by Francis Leveque | ref. : en.975.2013
XIXe - XVIIIe century BC | [en] modèle
Thèbes (Louxor), Egypte (Haute Egypte) ( Egypte )

Wooden model of funeral barge: The hull is shallow, with narrow beam; graceful curve to sheer-line. Deck slightly hollowed out, leaving low gunwales which merge into bow and stern; the two latter have the ornamental finials usual in funeral barges.

This model was acquired in 1835 with another boat model (9524) and a model granary (2463). All 3 come from of the same tomb, but it is not stated.

- Type series : Reisner Type V
- Length: 77.5 centimetres
- Width: 13.4 centimetres
- Depth: 6 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. 178-9, pl. p. 178-9
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