578. BOAT AND PEDESTAL (CALCITE) 1
Resting on floor S.W. corner of chamber. (See photos 1149, 1150.)
Max. L. of boat 58.3; Max. H. (including pavilion) 37.0; Max. W.
of beam 14.0 cents.
Max. L. of pedestal (i.e. cornice) 48.5; Max. H. 30.0; Max. W.
(i.e. cornice) 26.5, cents.
Max. H. (including pedestal to top of pavilion) 66.8, cents.
An ornamental boat upon a pyloniform pedestal, carved of semi-translucent calcite, engraved and decorated with thin gold,
green, red, and blue pigments.
It represents a carvel-built boat, with round bottom, stem and
stern rising in a curved line and terminating with head and neck
of ibexes, having inlaid collars of gold. The bulwarks (0.3 cents
high) show a main deck 38.0 cents long, with amidships a tall
pavilion, recalling the famous kiosk, sometimes called "Pharaoh's
Bed", at Philae. Four floral columns support the roof; of shrine-shape, having architrave (frieze), torus moulding and cavetto-cornice,