The Sculpture of Deir-el-Bahari Part I

By G.A. Ballard, published May 1920


The earliest works of art now known to exist which specifically claim to represent vessels that have made a sea voyage, that is to say, the sculptures in the ruined temple of Deir-el-Bahari with their accompanying inscriptions all dating from about 1550 B.C. They certainly do represent in each case a squadron of five fair-sized masted vessels in elaborate detail both as they appeared when under weigh and when in harbour engaged in the process of loading.

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Filed under: Prehistory | Antiquity | Indian Ocean | Internal Waterways | Other (location)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Shipbuilding & Design

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