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Tutankhamun's Model Boat


The 35 model boats found in the Treasury Room of Tutankhamun's tomb indicate a wide variety in the form and design of actual boats and ships.




Tutankhamun's Model Boat

Tutankhamun's Model Boat

Tutankhamun's Model Boat

Tutankhamun's Model Boat

Tutankhamun's Model Boat

Tutankhamun's Model Boat

Tutankhamun's Model Boat


Tutankhamun's Model Boat


Most of the models were probably connected with the pilgrimage to Abydos or one that would take place in the hereafter. Some boats would allow the deceased to accompany Osiris and Re, others would allow him to travel and take part in hunting in the marshes.

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