Model Type
baking / male figure
Description
Tooley pp. 11-12: One of the largest pre-MK groups of models was located in a floor niche in tomb A1 of ny-anx-ppy-km at Meir ... The servant models may be divided into 2 groups by their distinct workmanship, each group forming a set, evidently the work of 2 separate craftsmen. ...The first group is characterised by the fine carving of the heads, in particular the faces, cheek bones, brow bones, noses, well defined eyes, mouths and high quality finishing (CG 236 CG 240, CG 241, CG 243, CG 244, CG 245, CG 246, CG 248). ... the difference in quality is the result of different hands and not importance of particular activities. These models, entirely of wood, are predominantly single figures, occasionally pairs, rarely a group of 3. The activities depicted [include] ... making dough into cakes (CG 240, CG 252),
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GlobalEgMus --Statuette of a Man Baking Bread
The statuette shows a man wearing a short linen kilt seated before an oven. He is kneading dough and baking bread. The oven is formed of several pottery panels arranged in such a way as to keep the fire going. The bread was perhaps baked on top of the upper horizontal panel. The statuette itself was made of several parts joined together by mortise and tenon.
Length= 36 (cm)
Site
Meir
Tomb
Tomb A1 - Ny-ankh-pepi Kem
Date
6th dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley p. 12
Museum
Egyptian Museum , Cairo
Accession number
JE-30819
Notes
= CG 240
Material
Wood
Dimensions
Length 36 cm
References (Bibliography)
Borchardt-1930 , I, pp. 155-163, pl. 49-55
Tooley-1989 , pp. 11,12
Web Museum Record Card
URL: http://www.globalegyptianmuseum.org/record.aspx?id=15023
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