While this technique makes the assumption that artists scaled the models appropriately, it is useful to get some sense of how large these ships and boats may have been in real life.
The second type of model may or may not have been used in real life, but were purely magical boats.
Moreover, the presence of boat and ship models in the tombs attests to the paramount importance of boats and ships to the Nile-going people of Egypt.
Thus, ships carried a great deal of significance to the people of the ancient world, and this is expressed partly through the creation of boat and ship models.
Ancient boat and ship models are made of a variety of materials and are intended for different purposes.
Archaeologists have tentatively dated the Kassel model to be from the 6th or 5th centuries BC through iconographic and literary sources.