The second boat serves as tug boat

A wooden shrine, topped with a frieze and ornamented with djed pillars and Isis knots, sits in the middle of the boat. While Isis and Nephthys weep on opposite sides, a sem-priest burns incense. The canine form of Wepwawet sits on a platform behind the goddess on the left. A man stands in the bow of the boat, holding the rope that connects the two boats. He’s signalling the sailor at the stern, who’s releasing the steering oars in preparation for docking.

Object Details

The second boat serves as tug boat

New Kingdom

Dynasty 18, Reigns of Amenhotep III 


1386 to 1353 BC

Egypt, Luxor, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna

Tomb of Ameneminet (TT277)