Model Type
weaving
Description
Breasted -- 5. Cairo Museum. Although no figures or their equipment were preserved in this model, the arched beams radiating from two central posts strongly suggest a building used for spinning and weaving. Quibell has called it a 'vineyard.' But vineyards in Egypt did not grow within the four walls of a groin-vaulted building, nor is there a single vineyard so represented in any wall paintings or reliefs The walls and arched beams of this model are painted blue.
From Sakkara, tomb of Karenen. 60 cm. x 50 cm.
Site
Saqqara
Tomb
Karenen - Nfr-sdmt
Date
late 11 to early 12 dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley p.56.
Museum
Egyptian Museum , Cairo
Accession number
NK
Breasted Classification
III-4-2-A INDUSTRIES: CRAFTSMEN AND SHOPS - Workers in Leather, Flax, and Papyrus. - Models of spinning and weaving scenes. - Intermediate period.
Material
wood
Dimensions
60 cm x 50 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , III-4-2-A 5.
Quibell-1908 , Pl. XIII, text p. 8
Links to Images and Other Refs


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