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Model of a boat with crew
2055 BCE-1773 BCE

Medium
wood, gesso, pigment
Measurements
80.3 × 31.8 × 14.3 cm
Place/s of Execution
Egypt
Accession Number
D90-1982
Department
Antiquities
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1939
Hasselblad H4D
Gallery location
The Ancient World
Level 2, NGV International
Description
Model of a wooden boat with 13 figures on top. The boat is painted green on the sides and has a design of brown and cream on the deck; at each end of the deck are some details in black, probably indicating elements of the boat's structure. At one end of the boat are three falcon-headed standards, one of them painted green (the paint has worn off the other two). The figures are painted brown with white loin cloths, black hair/wigs and white faces with black details. Seven of the figures have white head bands/fillets and two figures have pieces of linen tied around their waists. The figures are not in their original positions. The figures and boat were covered in a thin layer of gesso before being painted.