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Egyptian, 26th - 30th Dynasty, Seated Boatman Figure, 664 - 342 B.C.
Egyptian workmen wore a short whitish linen loincloth resembling a kilt, wrapped around the body and held with a belt. The length of the cloth varied, it was short during the Old Kingdom, but longer, reaching the calf, during the Middle Kingdom and afterward. AEW34767.
seated boatman figure; height 14.3 cm (5 5/8"); original gesso and polychrome pigment; arms missing, chips in gesso and pigment, , with stand as shown; SOLD
Egyptian, 26th - 30th Dynasty, Sounding Boatman Figure, 664 - 342 B.C.
Standing figures bent at the waist, such as this one, are most often found standing at the bow of a funerary model boat, sounding the water's depth with a sounding pole or weighted sounding line. AEW34765.
sounding boatman figure; height 18.8 cm (7 3/8"); original gesso and polychrome pigment, condition, back bent slightly at the waist, boatman of this sometimes hold fishing nets over the side; arms missing, chips to side of legs, crack at shoulder, chips in gesso and pigment; with stand as shown; SOLD
Egyptian, Wooden Rest, 18th Dynasty, 1550 - 1292 B.C.
Although this design may appear uncomfortable to us, the ancient Egyptians must have approved because the was used for thousands of years from the First Dynasty (c. 3100 - 2890 B.C) through the Ptolemaic Period. It cupped the side of the while one slept on their side. These headrests were taken to the tomb for use in the Other Life; mummies often lay within the coffin with the resting on one.AEA30970. Egyptian wooden
rest, cf. Petrie, Objects of Daily Use, p. 35, 33, , 20.7 cm (8 1/8"), without repairs, cracks as expected for ancient objects of this size, made in three parts; SOLD
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