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LOT 0062

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GBP (£) 700 - 900
EUR (€) 840 - 1,080
USD ($) 850 - 1,100

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£1 (EUR 1; USD 1) (+bp*)

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EGYPTIAN COPTIC VOTIVE BOAT WITH MUMMY
1ST-7TH CENTURY A.D.

A funerary boat made from bound reeds, wood, and cloth, with an inward-curving prow and stern; an oblong cloth-wrapped package tied to the boat with thin strips of red-patterned cloth; two stylised oars attached to one side of the package. 20 7/8 in. (621 grams, 53 cm). [No Reserve]

PROVENANCE:
Acquired 1970s-1996.
Property of a North American collector.
London collection, 2016.

FOOTNOTES:
The object is reminiscent of wooden model boats of the Middle Kingdom which sometimes carried a small mummiform figure of the deceased.

CONDITION