Egyptian Wooden Painted Figure Of A Boatman
C. 2050-1786 BC – Middle Kingdom
An interesting example of a hand painted Egyptian carved kneeling boatman from a funerary boat model, wearing a black cropped wig, white painted kilt, black facial features and a brown/red painted body.
During this period; the wealthy Egyptian landowners and nobles would have groups of “Servant Models” representing different activities of daily life (boatman in a funerary boat being the most common of all) buried with them in their tombs.
Although arms missing has good strong colour with clear facial features.
Provenance: Ex West Sussex private collection.
Ex Ancient Relics.
Ex D. S. Collection. West Sussex, 1990’s-2000’s.
Size: 94mm height