Tutankhamen's Tomb Model Boat (replica)

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Seller: gg.169 (31) 100%, Location: Punta del Este, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 333496247353 This is a replica of one of the thirty five model boats that were found in the tomb of King Tutankhamen, Among the boats of Tutankhamen's collection were seven boats usually called barges, without sail but with double steering oars. Its principal feature is a double roofed (stepped) central cabin with representation of three windows and a door. Both roof tops have caveat-cornices decorated with checker-board patterns. At the prow and the stern there are smaller cabins or kiosks, which probably served as shelters for members of the crew and were also decorated.This type of boats were used for transportation and to make pilgrimages to the holy city of Abydos, the cult center of the god Osiris. The fleet was to be used by the king on his journey beyond the grave and consequently the boats were all facing west to indicate the direction of travel. Scale made all by hand (no machinery involved) out of Cedarwood, using the same materials that were used in the original, Length 10 inches (25 1/2 cm) width 2 1/8 inches (5 1/2 cm) height 2 7/8 inches 7 1/2 cm Material: Wood

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