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The Boats of Tutankhamun

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alabaster

a variety of hard calcite that is translucent and sometimes banded.

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This alabaster boat stands on a base representing a square pool.

In the center of the boat is a cabin in the form of a box with an awning. The supporting columns have double capitals of lotus and papyrus. The prow and stern of the boat end in goat heads with real horns.

A naked princess squats in the prow holding a lotus flower; in the stern stands a female dwarf holding a pole to test the depth of the water.

Dimensions:  Height 37 cm  Length 60 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Pharaonic

Technique:

Sculpted
  Painted
  Applied

Style:

New Kingdom

Materials:

Calcite-Alabaster
  Horn
Type Type

Type:

Boat
Map Map

Location: 

Egyptian Museum

Created: 

Valley of the Kings
Timeline Timeline

Created: 

18th Dynasty

Acquired: 

1934 AD
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Ointment Jar Surmounted by a Lion
Ointment Jar Surmounted by a Lion

Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings

Triple Lamp with Lotus Shapes
Triple Lamp with Lotus Shapes

Tutankhamun
Tutankhamun

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