Model of a Sepulchral Boat

Hilton Price Number
Current Location
Townley Hall Art Galley and Museum, Burnley
Museum Accession Number
THAGM eg 5
Object Type
Model, Model Boat
Egypt, Meir
Length: 23"
Number of Elements

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Model of a Sepulchral Boat, in wood, coloured in tempera: the body of the boat is white; the prow is in the shape of a duck's head, and the stern is ornamented with a human head facing into the boat. There are four men seated in the attitude of rowing, whilst the captain stands up in the prow. Two priests are seated beneath a canopy, the top of which is lost, but the three poles stained green remain. There are four men standing, probably sailors. The utchat or symbolic eye is painted upon each side of the prow. L. 23 in. Probably from 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.