Model Type
transport / pack animals / donkeys
Description
Adapted from Ombres d'Egypte (p. 81) Model of donkeys and drivers
Painted wood. 33.7cm x 21.6 cm (plinth) H (max) 23 cm
Unknown provenance (Saqqarah?) - Middle Kingdom
The donkey does not appear very often in models of the Middle Kingdom, although it always played an important economic role. This is the ultimate beast of burden, carrying men and goods. Thus the scene reproduced by this model is part of everyday life for the Egyptians, even after the introduction of the horse, which is found almost exclusively in the royal studs.
Site
Saqqara
Date
Middle Kingdom
Ref. for dating
Ombres p. 81
Museum
Private Collection ,
Accession number
NK
Material
wood
Dimensions
33.7 cm x 21.6 cm plinth Height max 23 cm
References (Bibliography)
Warmenbol-1999 , p. 81, Ill. Cat Num 53
Links to Images and Other Refs


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