Model Type
weaving
Description
MFA website: his wooden model scene depicts a group of weavers. There are four figures attached to a wooden base. Three of the figures are kneeling and one is standing. They all wear white kilts and short, bag-like wigs painted black. Their skin is painted a drab yellow, suggesting they are to be taken as female. The eyes are detailed in black and white. Arms are carved as separate components from the body and are attached by pegs. The standing figure's hands are indicated merely by holds in the forepart of the arms, in this case to hold stick-like needles for weaving flax fibers that would likely be supplied by the kneeling figure immediately behind her into thread. Figures are attached to the base by thin pegs. The rear figures likely work at a loom, which was probably included in the scene and attached to the base by some or all of the remaining two pegs and one empty hole in the base.
Site
el-Bersheh
Tomb
10A - Djehutinakht
Museum
Museum of Fine Arts , Boston
Accession number
21.414
Material
wood
References (Bibliography)
D'Auria-etal-1988 , p. 113, Cat Num 43, fig. 63
Freed-etal-2009 ,
Web Museum Record Card
URL: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/model-scene-of-weavers-143707
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