<em>Boat-Building Scene</em>, ca. 664-634 B.C.E. Limestone, pigment, 7 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. (19.4 x 27 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 51.14. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 51.14.jpg)

Boat-Building Scene

Medium: Limestone, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 664-634 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 7 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. (19.4 x 27 cm)


Museum Location: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor


Accession Number: 51.14

Image: 51.14.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Painted limestone tomb relief. Subject, in raised relief, men building a boat. Only left half of boat preserved. Kneeling man at left with adze seems to be cutting roped which had maintained curvature during construction; another at right, also kneeling works on hull with mallet and chisel. Four other incomplete figures of men. Colors; white, background and kilts, red, bodies and details of ropes; yellow, ropes, tools and edge of boat. Condition: Incomplete. Upper and lower right corners missing. Minute cracks throughout stone. Bulk of paint is preserved.

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