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Egyptian Barge

MO 63.473
Egyptian Barge
Maker unknown
ca. 1960
Egypt
Ivory, wood
9 1/2" x 15"
Ivory model of an ancient Egyptian barge. Several intricately carved figures of ancient Egyptians stand on deck with a central figure under a canopy-like shelter. The figure has the face of a bird and is holding a staff. Two oars with bird's heads on the handles are attached to boat at each side. The model is mounted on a wooden base.
This model was presented as a gift to the First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy by the President of Egypt (1954-1970), Gamal Abdel-Nasser.
Gamal Abdel-Nasser, President of Egypt (1954-1970)
Donated to the United States
JFKSG-MO-1963-473