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Boat: E.71b.1903

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Object information


Wooden model of a rowing boat with seven oarsmen (one missing at the front); a look-out on the prow; and a stroke caller (cox) in the bow. He sits beside a rudder-oar. The figures have white painted kilts and red-brown flesh. Some figures have real linen loin cloths.


History note: From J. Garstang's excavations

Measurements and weight

Height: 25 cm
Length: 59 cm
Width: 12 cm

Find spot

  • Beni Hasan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1903) by The Beni Hasan Excavation Committee


Twelfth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom
Circa 2010 - Circa 1950

Materials used in production

Wood Linen

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 366
  • Excavator's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.71b.1903
Primary reference Number: 50678
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 18 April 2019 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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