boat model

Model boat with raised pointed prow and raised fishtail style stern. Contains two thwarts near the prow and mid-section and decking towards the stern. Towards the prow there are two oars and a hinged mast able to be easily raised or lowered, suggesting this vessel could be propelled by either sail or oar. At the stern there is a steering oar. The hull appears to be a dugout, hollowed out log, with the stem and stern pieces attached separately. Also contains a figure carved from wood seated in a cross legged position. This figure has become detached from the model and has one arm missing.

It is likely such a vessel would have been used as a river boat.

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