Model of a Sepulchral Boat

Hilton Price Number
Current Location
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
Museum Accession Number
Object Type
Model, Model Boat
Middle Kingdom
Twelfth Dynasty
Egypt, Meir
Length: 21 inches
Number of Elements

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Model of a Sepulchral Boat, with two masts in the forepart, a canopy, supported by four columns beneath which is a sarcophagus, with a man standing on one side and a woman on the other; behind it is a person wrapped in a white cloak. In addition to these, the captain stands in the bows, a sailor sits by the masts and another sits in the stern of the boat. L. 21 in. Wood, painted. XIIth dynasty. Meir.


Merriman, A. (2011). Egyptian watercraft models from the predynastic to Third Intermediate periods. BAR International Series 2263. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports Oxford Ltd. Price, Frederick George Hilton (1897) A catalogue of the Egyptian antiquities in the possession of F. G. Hilton Price. London: Quaritch. Anonymous (1911). Catalogue of the important and extensive collection of Egyptian antiquities, the property of the late F. G. Hilton-Price, Esq. [...] : which will be sold by auction by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge [...] on Wednesday, 12th July, 1911, and two following days, and on Monday, the 17th of July, and four following days. London: Davy.

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