Model of a Boat Cabin



Large canopy from a boat. Fragile gesso covering, painted with yellow and white squares, with a shield painted to imitate cow-hide. Marked in black 551 BH. From Beni Hasan tomb 551. From Beni Hasan, cemetery below the Middle Kingdom rock-cut tombs: excavated by John Garstang of the Liverpool Institute of Archaeology, 1902-1904. CONDITION NOTE (1998): Gesso is flaking and loose, wood dry and cracking, surface dirt.