Model Type
Breasted: 3. New York, Metropolitan Museum, 30.7.3 (Pl. 48a). This interesting spinning and weaving model containing four female figures does not have any arched cross beams. Fragments of a horizontal loom indicate that the two kneeling women are engaged in weaving. A nude figure standing on one leg with legs slightly bent is probably engaged in spinning. The fourth, again kneeling, seems to be rolling threads for weaving, from pots having a loop handle inside on the bottom.
From neighbourhood of Girgeh, Upper Egypt. Length. 59 cm.; width. 35.5 an.; height: 22 cm. Cf. excellent article on reconstruction of this model by C. R. Clark, 'Egyptian Weaving in 2000 B.C.,' in MMA Bull., N.S. Ill, 1944, pp. 24-29.
Girgeh, Upper Egypt
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Accession number
Breasted Classification
III-4-2-C INDUSTRIES: CRAFTSMEN AND SHOPS - Workers in Leather, Flax, and Papyrus. - Models of spinning and weaving scenes. - Twelfth dynasty.
Length. 59 cm Width. 35.5 cm Height 22 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , III-4-2-C 3, Pl. 48a
Clark-1944 , MMA Bull, 1944, pp. 24-29, 'Egyptian Weaving in 2000 B.C.'
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