The two boats

The scene’s overall appearance prompts Jacques Vandier to believe that it most likely depicts a docking operation. The first boat, on the left, is towing the sacred barge, while the second, sans oarsmen, is being towed. It’s unclear what occasion inspired the statues’ appearance.

Object Details

The two boats

New Kingdom

Dynasty 18, Reigns of Amenhotep III 

1386 to 1353 BC

Egypt, Luxor, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna

Tomb of Ameneminet (TT277)