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IMAGE ID
FIT3051679
Titre
Model sailing boat from the Tomb of Khety (Beni Hasan) Middle Kingdom, c.2010 B.C. - 1950 B.C. (painted wood and linen)
Artiste
Egyptian 12th Dynasty (1991-1786 BC) / Egyptian
Lieu de conservation
Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, UK
Technique
painted wood and linen
Date
c.2010 BC-c.1950 BC (C21th BC-C19th BC)
Dimensions
25x59x12 cms
Description
When model boats were placed in tombs, there were usually two, one for sailing upstream (sails up) the other for rowing downstream. Some of the difficulties of navigating the waters of the Nile can be seen in the actions of the crews. On both boats, pilots stand on the bow and originally they may have held something with which to test the depth of the water. On the sailing boat, two men lean on long poles to push off and help the boat through the shallows. The steering mechanisms can clearly be seen on both models.
Crédit Photo
Bridgeman Images
Mot(s)-clé
figure / ship / boat / costume / model / kingdom / rowing / egyptian / antiquity / figures / egypt / carving / ancient / primitive / artefact / mechanism / row / middle / tiller / oar / antiquities / sailboat / traditional / steering / dress / rudder / tomb / stylised / vessel / 366
Disponibilité
Taille (pixels) Taille en 300 dpi Taille du fichier (MB)
Grand 6441 × 4049 px 545 × 343 mm 3 MB
Moyen 1024 × 644 px 87 × 55 mm 0 MB
Petit 600 × 377 px 51 × 32 mm 0 MB
Copyright
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