Relics of the Nile is pleased to present this lovely ancient Egyptian boat figure. The figure features all original pigment and has beautiful traits. The hair is painted in black pigment and is the classic style from the early 11th Dynasty. The boat man wears white clothing with his exposed skin presented in red. His arms remain at his side with unclogged holes remaining in his hands that once held the boat's oars. Similar examples are found in major museums, such as #21.800 at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The figure measures an impressive 6.5" in height.
The discovery of the boat figure is described in "The Bible Was My Treasure Map" by Paul Iton in 1958. The publication includes a picture of the boat figure from the author.
This is an exciting and rare example with exquisite form. Egypt, Middle Kingdom, 2010 - 1961 B.C.