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Lot 48 of 523: An Egyptian gesso-painted wood funerary model of a boat, Middle Kingdom, circa 2046-1794 B.C., the boat manned by two oarsmen, with seated figure to bow, 43cm. long Provenance: Property of a Lady Note: Boats were an integral part of Egyptian everyday life and mythology and as such they were considered necessary in the afterlife. Usually two model boats were provided for each tomb, one showing the crew sailing south with the prevailing wind and the other with the crew rowing north. Both papyrus

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Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

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