Model steering-oar from sacred boat: a very well-preserved steering-oar either from a model funerary barge or, judging by its size, from the processional bark of a god; the well-carved jackal-head on the butt suggest either Anubis or Wepwawet. The blade is slightly flattened and widened continuation of the loom, without a shoulder, and the loom is stout, as befits steering-oars. Originally it was unpainted, but the blade has been covered with bitumen which has been spread patchily over a considerable part of the loom and the jackal-head.

An00194478 001 l


Made Of
wood, bitumen
Type of Thing
oar, model
Exhibition History
Exhibited: 2005-2006 5 Nov-15 Mar, Valencia, Art Galore


Found In
Thebes, said to be from


Acquired In
New Kingdom

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