Model Type
offering bearer
Description
Breasted -- 5. Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, 04.1774 (Pl. 54a). Wears long white dress extending from just above waist almost to ankles, and supported by strap running around the neck and down again to the upper edge of the dress. Her right hand holds not one but two ducks. Her headdress is held in place by a bright ribbon. Colours: skin, base, under side of birds, and background of basket, yellow; tips of bird's wings and bills, nipples, outlines of facial features, headdress, and lines on basket, black.
From Asyut, tomb No. 6, excavations of Chassinat. Height: 56 cm.
MFA Bull., April, 1905, p. 14, fig.; Chassinat, Fouilles d'Assiout, pp. 5-6.
[trnsl and adapted]: A female offering bearer from the Middle Kingdom. With one hand she balances a rectangular basket, that may be filled with a white flour, upon her head. With the other, she holds by the wings a white goose with a long tail. Its red feet are tucked under its belly.
She wears a wig that ends in a ponytail. The hair is kept on the forehead by a white fillet. She wears a white tunic, supported at the shoulder by a sling. As is customary, her flesh is painted entirely in yellow, the eyes and mouth are shown black.
Site
Asyut
Tomb
No. 6, excavations of Chassinat
Date
11th dyn
Ref. for dating
Breasted
Museum
Museum of Fine Arts , Boston
Accession number
04.1774
Breasted Classification
IV-1-3-D SERVANTS CARRYING SUPPLIES FOR DECEASED, AND FUNERAL SCENES - Servants Carrying Supplies for Deceased. - Women servants singly, or in rows of two or more, bring supplies for deceased. - Eleventh dynasty.
Material
wood
Dimensions
Height 56 cm
References (Bibliography)
BMFA-1905 , p. 14
BreastedJnr-1948 , IV-1-3-D 5, Pl. 54a
Chassinat-etal-1911 , pp. 5-6
D'Auria-etal-1988 , Cat 35 p. 102
Tooley-1989 , pp. 35,198,230
Web Museum Record Card
URL: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/statuette-of-female-offering-bearer-130754
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