Model Type
ploughing
Description
Adapted from Ombres d'Egypte (p. 81): Model of ploughing - Painted wood - 35.2 cm x 22.9 cm (plinth) H 23 cm
Unknown provenance (Saqqarah?) - Middle Kingdom - Private collection.
This model, showing two oxen pulling a plough, is a "classic", summarising by itself the life, before and the death, of the pharaonic Egyptian. The culture and maintenance of the fields are, indeed, one's responsibility in this world as in the next, planting or sowing always going hand in hand with watering and irrigating, dikes and canals organizing the world of peasants. The lightness of the few preserved ploughs also shows how easily the black earth of Egypt was turned, so that the oxen can sometimes be replaced by men to pull the plough.
Site
Saqqara
Date
Middle Kingdom
Ref. for dating
Ombres p. 81
Museum
Private Collection ,
Accession number
NK
Material
wood
Dimensions
35.2 cm x 22.9 cm plinth Height 23 cm
References (Bibliography)
Warmenbol-1999 , p. 81, Cat Num 52
Links to Images and Other Refs


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