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Wooden steering oar: E.106.1903

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Current Location: Gallery 19


Wooden steering oar




Model steering oar, with painted blade, from a model boat; upper part of oar partially eaten away.
The two eyes are similar in design to those found on the side panels of coffins dating from this period.

Measurements and weight

Height: 57 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1903) by The Beni Hasan Excavation Committee


Middle Kingdom
-2055 BCE - -1650 BCE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.106.1903
Primary reference Number: 50715
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 12 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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