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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
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