|fragment / servant|
GlobalEgMus -- Wooden figure of a servant|
Beginning in the late Old Kingdom, wooden group-models representing servants producing food and drink and other necessities were placed in tombs. These acted as magical substitutes for real individuals, and guaranteed the deceased a perpetual supply of nourishment.
Height= 11.5 (cm)
Note Site: From the Temple of Mentuhotep at Deir el-Bahari.
|Middle Kingdom - 11th dynasty|
|National Museum of Ireland , Dublin|
|Height 11.5 cm|
|Web Museum Record Card|
|Links to Images and Other Refs|
internal ID: 1038