Tooley p.225: Saqqara. JE 45153. H.31 cms (plate 60 right). Female figure in walking pose in a long dress and wig with centre parting. On the head is a bucket-like basket supported by the straight left arm from the front, the hand closing over the top of it. The pendant right hand is pierced. The face has a straight nose, small mouth and carved eyes. Apart from a cursive inscription on the base, the figure is devoid of paint. Date uncertain.|
Tooley p.246 - text: The Saqqara figure JE 45153 ... has a cursive text on its base in 3 lines is illegible in places:
1) wbAyt(?) . . . . . 2) imAx Hr Wsir ///t 3) Illegible name.
"Housemaid(?) . . the imAx under Osiris NN".
If the signs are to be read wbAyt, then what follows may be the name of the servant herself. However, this reading is uncertain and may simply read "offerings", in which case the illegible name is that of the deceased.
|Egyptian Museum , Cairo|
|Journal dentrée (JE)|
|Height 31 cm|
|Tooley-1989 , pp. 225,237,246, Ill. 60:|
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