Model Type
offering bearer
Description
Capel-etal-1996 (Mistress of the House, Mistress of Heaven) p.92: Wood with pigment over gesso; provenance unknown, possibly from Asyut; Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty 12; H: 52 cm
Cincinnati Art Museum. Gift of Millard F. and Edna F. Shelt 1947.273
This tomb model illustrates the conventional female type. She strides forward with her left foot advanced, carrying a basketful of objects on her head which she steadies with her left hand and holding a bird(as usual a duck) by the wing in her pendant right-hand. She wears an elaborately decorated garment consisting of a long tight skirt supported by a single strap that crosses over her left shoulder. The painted decoration on her kilt represents a beaded over-skirt with a feather pattern and free-swinging strands that swirl over a white linen underskirt. A broad collar is suspended around her neck, and bracelets are worn on each wrist.
Site
Asyut
Date
late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty 12
Ref. for dating
Capel-etal-1996
Museum
Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA
Accession number
1947.273
Material
wood
Dimensions
Height 52 cm
References (Bibliography)
Capel-etal-1996 , p. 92
Museum Online Record Card
URL: https://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/art/explore-the-collection?id=13142344
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