Model Type
offering bearer
ManMus: Wooden figure of a girl or young woman, carrying a basket of offerings on her head. She supports the basket with her right hand, and her left hand is stretched out, holding a bird by its wings. Painted white, with black eyes, hair, and nipples; yellow basket with black lines; red vase and eye details; and white offerings and bird. Breasted -- 10. Petrie, Gizeh and Rifeh, Pl. X, E, right-hand figure, text, p. 12; Murray, Tomb of Two Brothers, pp. 16-17, Pl. 21, 5.
Tooley (p197) : Tomb of the Two Brothers. Man. 4738. H.28 cms. Female figure with feet together. Similar to the above except that the hair is longer to below the shoulders, the left arm is pendant to hold a bird, the eyes are not rimmed, the waist is higher and narrower. The base is inscribed with the name of the servant depicted (Petrie 1907, 12, XE; Murray 1910, 17, pl. 21:6).
Two Brothers
Middle Kingdom - 12th dynasty
Manchester Museum , Manchester
Accession number
Breasted Classification
IV-1-3-E 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. - Twelfth dynasty.
Height 28 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , IV-1-3-E 10
Murray-1910 , pp 16-17 Pl. 21 - right-hand servant figure
Petrie-1907 , Pl. X, E, right-hand figure, text, p. 12
Tooley-1989 , pp. 64,197,245
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