Model Type
offering bearer
Description
MFA website:
This wooden model figure depicts a female offering bearer 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, while the right arm is down at her side. She stands on a rectangular wooden base. The ends of the legs have been carved as pegs for attachment to the base. The skin is painted a dark yellow, and she wears a long, white dress. She also wears a short, black wig. The eyes are detailed in white and black. A black line pattern has been applied to the basket. The base retains traces of white paint.
Site
el-Bersheh
Tomb
10A - Djehutinakht
Museum
Museum of Fine Arts , Boston
Accession number
21.884
Material
wood
References (Bibliography)
Freed-etal-2009 ,
Tooley-1989 , pp. 40, 206, 232
Web Museum Record Card
URL: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/model-of-a-female-offering-bearer-143958
Links to Images and Other Refs


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