Relief fragment - 910.34.154_1


Relief fragment

Geography: Excavated at the temple of Nebhepetre Montuhotep, Deir el-Bahri, Egypt
Date: c. 2055-2004 BC
Period: Reign of Mentuhotep II, 11th Dynasty, Middle Kingdom
25.4 x 8.5 x 5 cm
Object number: 910.34.154
Not on view
DescriptionThis fragment of a nautical scene is somewhat unclear.  There is a section of mast in the centre of the image, but there seem to be far too many ropes for the size of sail that such a thin mast would support.  It may be that this was a picture of over-lapping ships and sails, and that the ropes belong to a number of vessels.
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