Model Type
pack animals / ox
Tooley-1989 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. ...It is unclear into which set the model ox, CG 254 is to be placed. ... 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] ... a pack ox (CG 254),
Tooley-1989 p. 184: Tomb A1. CG 254. L.48.5 cms. A black and white spotted cow carrying 2 grain sacks (Borchardt 1911, 163, bl.55).
GlobalEgMus -- Model of an Ox
The statuette of an ox was placed in the tomb to be used as an offering for food or to be used to work the fields on behalf of the deceased in the afterlife. The body of the ox was realistically painted white with black spots. Traces of a tail, two horns, and one eye are still visible. Scenes of cattle were portrayed on tomb walls and models of stables for animals were placed in tombs of high officials beginning in the Old Kingdom.
Height= 23 (cm) Length= 4.85 (cm)
Tomb A1
Ny-ankh-pepi Kem
6th dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 12
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 30825
= CG 254
Height 23 cm Length 4.85 cm
References (Bibliography)
Borchardt-1930 , I, pp. 155-163, pl. 49-55
Tooley-1989 , pp. 11,12,184
Museum Online Record Card
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