Block with oarsmen

Architectural element, decorated block

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Berlin ÄM 14142



Dimensions Width 27.5 cm, Height 25.3 cm, Depth 3.0 cm

Material(s) limestone

A limestone block with decoration executed in raised relief. The scene represents three groups of oarsmen on a ship and a kiosk with a steerman belonging to another ship in the background. Only red colour is preserved on bodies of oarsmen. According to J. Lipińska[1] the blocks comes from the last ship of the middle register of ships hauling a barque with obelisks.


  1. ^ 980: Studies on the Reconstruction of the Hatshepsut Temple at Deir el-Bahari – A Collection of the Temple Fragments in the Egyptian Museum, Berlin - - - Lipińska, Jadwiga.

Jadwiga Iwaszczuk


Acquired to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in 1898.