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Carter No.: 285

Handlist description: Model boat (solar bark)

Card/Transcription No.: 285-1

285 MODEL BOAT (SOLAR BARK) SEE No. 286. (SEE Nos. 307, 311) 1

POSITION: S.W. Corner of chamber; resting on black shrine-like chests Nos. 282 and 289; bows towards west.

DIMENSIONS: L. overall (i.e., the longer axis of the boat) 242; Max. beam 33.5; Max. depth 16, cents. Throne: Max. H. 24; Sect. 13.5; W. 14.5; depth 14.5, cents.

DESCRIPTION: Representing a kind of light craft of primitive form, of the type developed from the raft or perhaps the reed float, bottom rounded but flattened considerably under the bow and stern, capable of navigating shallow waters with minimum draught and maximum load; reminding one in shape of the Venetian gondola. Made out of several pieces of wood pieced together and shaped and planed with an adze. Bow and stern turned up: the two ends (stem and stern) rising in a curved line; the stem curved upwards ending in an upright lotus shaped ornament; the stern sharply bent back and ending in an upright lotus shaped ornament. (?) the planking (carvel-built) joined fore and aft to the stem and stern pieces. No thwarts (cross-beams) shown Bulwarks 3 cents. high show a main deck of 162 cents in length.

Card no. 285-1 relating to Carter no. 285
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