Relief showing a royal ship

Old Kingdom

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 103

Fourteen men strain at the oars of a boat, the size of which suggests that it belongs to a royal scene. The oarsmen are led by a coxswain flourishing a baton. Above, an inscription reads "God's Boat."
The very low, almost incised edges of the relief point to a date in the second half of the Fifth Dynasty.

Relief showing a royal ship, Limestone

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