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

Model of a Soul House

At Rifah in middle Egypt, the British excavator William Flinders Petrie found clay models of houses such as this placed near burials in such a way that he concluded they had been placed above 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 …

Relief of a princess eating a roasted duck

Relief of a princess eating a roasted duck

In this sculptor’s model, the princess is biting into a duckling held in her right hand, while reaching with her left hand for fresh fruits and vegetables placed on a table in front of her. …

Model of ancient Egyptian infantry

Model of ancient Egyptian infantry

This group of statues of ancient Egyptian pikemen was found in the tomb of Mesehti, a local governor of Asyut at the end of the First Intermediate Period and the beginning of the Middle Kingdom. …

Model of a Man Cooking a Duck

Model of a Man Cooking a Duck

This wooden model depicts a man squatting on the floor trying to cook a thigh of a duck he holds in his left hand, while in the other hand he holds a fan to spark …

Model of a Sailing Boat

Model of a Sailing Boat

A model boat with the pilot in the bow and the owner resting under a canopy. Boats were the commonest type of funerary models placed in tombs during the Middle Kingdom. They provided the dead …

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 of Nubian Archers

Model of Nubian Archers

These wooden models of 40 Nubian archers are grouped together on the same pedestal and arranged in 10 rows of four. Each archer is holding in one hand a bow and in the other a …

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 …