Model Boat with Crew Sailing Upstream

Model Boat with Crew Sailing Upstream

The traditional model of a boat depicts the crew sailing upstream. The boat is equipped with a mast, spars, or poles, and a well-preserved linen sail, and rigging and an oar. The models of the …

Model of a Soul House and Garden

Model of a Soul House and Garden

This model shows the facade of a soul house with a portico, or covered entrance, that is supported by two rows of four columns in the form of bound lotus flowers and stems. The well-preserved …

Model of a Cattle Census

Model of a Cattle Census

This large model shows a courtyard where the inspection of cattle took place. Meketre, his son, and four scribes sit under a columned canopy with scribes and guards standing nearby. Cattle are driven before them …

Model with a Fishing Boats

Model with a fishing scene

The serdab of Meketre’s tomb contained twenty-five wooden models of men and women performing various daily tasks typical of life along the Nile. One vivid and animated scene shows fishermen on board two green-hulled boats …

Model of a Carpentry Workshop

This model from Meketre’s funerary furniture shows some carpenters in their workshop. They are busy with woodworking of various kinds. One carpenter in the middle is sawing a piece of wood while other workmen are …