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[British Museum] Little wooden model of boat

Wooden model of a sailing-boat with crew (1)
14 October 2013 | by Francis Leveque | ref. : en.981.2013
XXe - XIXe century BC | [en]
Egypte (Haute Egypte) ( Egypte )
 

Wooden model of a sailing boat acquired in 1902. Its exact origin is unknown. It dates from the early Middle Kingdom, circa 2000-1800 BC.

The hull has curved sheer rising to high stern, which is rounded and has two projections intended to serve as a notch for the steering-oar. The bows are comparatively low and the raised fore-deck bears a centre strip with a notch projecting over the bows. The hull stands on a plinth carved in one piece with it; the deck is hollowed out to leave gunwales which merge into the raised fore-deck. Sailing linen is attached between two yards suspended to central mast . The six sailors pull the halyards used to hoist the two yards.

- Type series : Reisner Type II
- Length : 69.8 centimetres
- Width : 15.2 centimetres
- Depth : 8.3 centimetres

 
     


Bibliography :


S. Glanville, Catalogue of Egyptian Antiquities in the British Museum II, vol. II, Wooden Model Boats, British Museum Press, Londres , 1972, p. 25
 
 
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