Model Type
offering bearer
Description
Breasted -- 4. Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, 05.231 (Pl. 56a). This figure begins to have a style much more typical of the Middle Kingdom. She wears a long green dress supported by a strap over each shoulder. The basket on her head and whatever she held in her right hand are now missing. Headdress is rather short. Colours: bracelets, anklets, dress, shoulder straps, and headdress (sic!), green; edges of eyes, irises, and brows, black; sclerotic, white.
From Deir el Bahari, tomb No. 5. Found with boat, granary, bakery, and group of soldiers. Height: 84 cm. Naville, Eleventh Dynasty Temple, 1, Pl. IX, text, p. 46.
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Tooley: [Pit 5 contained 2 large offerers on separate bases of 12 dyn. type. This is one of the pair.] It differs [from the other] in that whilst the left arm is raised to support the basket, the right is bent in front, the hand pierced probably to support a large Hs-vase, in a characteristic 12 dyn. pose (Naville 1907, 46-7, IX; Breasted 1948, 63, pl. 56a).
Site
Deir el-Bahri
Tomb
Pit 5
Museum
Museum of Fine Arts , Boston
Accession number
05.231
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.
Dimensions
Height 84 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , IV-1-3-D 4, Pl. 56a
Naville-1907 , Pl. IX, text, p. 46
Tooley-1989 , p. 33,192,227,239, Ill. 34:4
Web Museum Record Card
URL: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/statue-of-a-female-offering-bearer-53
Links to Images and Other Refs


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