Model of an Egyptian boat in XII Dynasty Tomb

Made:
1991-1783 BCE in Egypt, Africa, Bani-Hasan ash Suruk, Al-Minya governate and Upper Egypt

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Original model of an Egyptian Boat with 11 human figures, found in a XII Dynasty Tomb at Beni Hasan (c. 2000 B.C.), mast and sails replaced later by replicas

Contemporary whole model (rigged in Museum) of an Egyptian boat, c. 2000 BC. This model was found in Tomb 868 of the 12th Dynasty necropolis at Beni-Hasan

Details

Category:
Water Transport
Object Number:
1935-201
Materials:
cotton (textile), paint, plaster and wood (unidentified)
type:
sailing vessel
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • watercraft
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • watercraft
credit:
Victoria and Albert Museum