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Relief of People in Boats
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Relief of People in Boats

Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description Two partially preserved boating scenes remain on this relief block from a private tomb chapel. The lower scene shows the stern of a large rowing boat with two men each manning a large steering oar. Immediately following the first boat is the prow of a second boat. It is decorated with an animal figurehead (hedgehog). Above is another partially preserved boat showing only the heads of her crew above the railing and the feet of the pilot or look-out.
Date Description Narrative
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1922 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1922

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ca. 2370-2345 BCE (Old Kingdom, late 5th dynasty)
limestone, red pigment
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13 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. (34.9 x 27.3 cm); framed: 16 1/2 x 13 x 1 3/8 in. (41.9 x 33 x 3.5 cm)


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