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Rare / Large Egyptian Wood Rudder from Funerary Boat

$1,495.00
Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 11th to 12th Dynasty, ca. 2030 to 1640 BCE. Wow! An incredibly preserved wooden rudder from a model of a funerary boat, painted a deep, earthy red. During the Old Kingdom, tombs had limestone figures depicting everyday activities like preparing food; during the First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom, these figures started to be made from wood, a cheaper, easier to manufacture material. Models like these replicated the painted scenes on tomb walls, made to assist the deceased on their journey through the afterlife. Size: 2.3" W x 17.05" H (5.8 cm x 43.3 cm); 12.9" H (32.8 cm) on included custom stand.

See an example of a full boat model at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts: https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/model-of-a-funerary-boat-143954

Condition: Intact, with wear to wood commensurate with age, including some small chips and nicks from edges. Nice remaining pigment.

Provenance: ex-private Los Angeles, California, USA collection

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