Egyptian Wooden Painted Figure Of A Boatman

Item Description

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



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