The journey to Abydos, Second Boat

The second craft is built of papyrus and features a canopy with floral garlands and a red roof on the deck. Menna and his wife are seated in this, his face has not been erased, and he is represented in a mummiform aspect. A small table of offerings sits in front of them. Menna is wielding a flail, as his wife inhales the scent of a lotus flower. A guy stands in front of the craft, clutching a long white rod, while the helmsman controls the rudder.

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The journey to Abydos, Second Boat

New Kingdom

Dynasty 18, reign of Amenhotep III

1386 to 1349 B.C.

Egypt, Luxor, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, part of the Theban Necropolis on the west bank of the Nile