- Accession Number
- Current Location
- Cardiff University, C/O Phil Parkes
- Object Types
- Fakes and replicas, Fakes | Model, Model Boat | Model, Unidentified funerary model, Unidentified figure | Model, Model Boat, Part of boat, other crew/passenger
- Middle Kingdom to Modern
- Length 410mm
- Number of Elements
This model boat, if not a complete fake, is heavily modified from its original form. The animal heads at either end of the boat are likely adapted (X-rays taken in 2019 by Cardiff University are inconclusive). The paint also uncharacteristic of such boats, and the crew are comprised of varying figures, most likely originating from different models.
Anonymous. 1996. The face of Egypt: Swansea Festival exhibition: 5 October 1996–5 January 1997. Swansea: Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. [Cat. 164] Merriman, A. 2011, Egyptian Watercraft Models from the Predynastic to Third Intermediate Periods page 436 Merriman, Ann 2011. Egyptian watercraft models from the Predynastic to Third Intermediate Periods. BAR International Series 2263. Oxford: Archaeopress.
- Wellcome Number
- A61333; R6914
- Other Identity
- W351 (a pre-1997 catalogue card suggests we have a Middle Kingdom model boat accessioned as W351. As we have only one item fitting this description it is assumed that the card should have given the accession number W361)
- Last modified: 08 Oct 2020