Ancient Egyptian model of a funerary boat with oarsman and a sarcopagus under a canope, Middle Kingdom (1980-1700 BC. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Cat 1209. black background.
Funerary boats were probably believed to carry the deceased sould to the afterlife. Wooden tomb models were an Egyptian funerary custom throughout the Middle Kingdom in which wooden figurines and sets were constructed to be placed in the tombs of Egyptian royalty.
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