Model boat

Accession Number
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Fakes, forgeries, and replicas case
Object Types
Fakes and replicas, Fakes | Model, Model Boat
Predynastic Period to Modern
Naqada II
Pottery (Terracotta)
Length: 230mm | Height: 85mm | Width: 70mm
Number of Elements

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A model of a boat with painted striped lines on the outside, and a crouched figure inside. The Oxford authentication unit dated the boat to less than 150 years old.


Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 165] Brunner-Traut, Emma 1975. Drei altägyptische Totenboote und vorgeschichtliche Bestattungsgefässe (Negade II). Revue d'égyptologie 27, 41–55. Merriman, Ann 2011. Egyptian watercraft models from the Predynastic to Third Intermediate Periods. BAR International Series 2263. Oxford: Archaeopress. [p. 422]