Block with oarsmen

Architectural element, decorated block

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

Provenance

Description

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.

Footnotes

  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

History

Acquired to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in 1898.

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