Model Type
offering bearer
Description
MFA website:
This wooden model figure depicts a nude female offering bearer standing with legs together, feet slightly apart, carrying a basket on her head. The arms are carved as separate components and are still articulated with the body. The left arm is raised to balance the basket. She stands on a rectangular wooden base. The end of the legs have been carved as pegs for attachment to the base, and one added foot component (the left) remains. The skin is painted a dark brownish-yellow. She wears a short, black wig. The eyes are detailed in white and black. The pubic area is detailed with incised dots filled with black. A black line pattern has been applied to the basket. The base retains traces of white paint and what appears to be a black outline of the woman's feet.
Site
el-Bersheh
Tomb
10A - Djehutinakht
Museum
Museum of Fine Arts , Boston
Accession number
21.883
Material
wood
References (Bibliography)
Freed-etal-2009 ,
Tooley-1989 , pp. 40, 205, 232
Web Museum Record Card
URL: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/model-of-a-female-offering-bearer-143957
Links to Images and Other Refs


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