Model Type
rope-making
Description
Breasted -- 3. Cairo Museum. This model rather closely resembles No. 1 above. Hence Quibell's suggestion that this is a laundry is mistaken. The four figures duplicate the activities performed in the quoted example: two standing men are twisting rope or something similar in the same fashion as before. A second standing man is beating flax or papyrus fibre on a platform before him. And finally, a figure wearing a female headdress carries a beater's board under her left arm and a club in her right hand; she is not carrying clerk's tablets as Quibell states.
From Sakkara, tomb of Karenen. Tenth dynasty. Base: 47 cm. x 20 cm. Quibell, Excavations at Saqqara (1906-1907), Pl. XVIII:2, pp. 11, 75. Rather poorly preserved.
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-4-3 INDUSTRIES: CRAFTSMEN AND SHOPS - Workers in Leather, Flax, and Papyrus. - Flax- or papyrus-fibre workers.
Material
wood
Dimensions
Base 47 cm x 20 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , III-4-3 3.
Quibell-1908 , Pl. XVIII:2, pp. 11, 75
Links to Images and Other Refs


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