Model Type
spinning and weaving
Breasted: 4. Liverpool, Institute of Archaeology. Model contains three female figures. One stands with left arm outstretched holding spindle; right hand holds distaff. Two seated women are evidently at work at a horizontal loom which is not preserved, but the corner pegs are preserved and the woof threads faintly painted on the base board.
From Beni Hasan, tomb 575. Garstang, Burial Customs, fig. 131, left, p. 133; H. Ling Roth, Ancient Egyptian and Greek Looms, fig. 10, p. 11.
Garstang Inventory: vii. Group with woman spinning and two seated figures weaving.
GlobalEgMus: A crudely made wooden model depicting weaving. One woman stands spinning thread which she holds in her hand while the spindle revolves. Two other women are using a horizontal loom which has been painted onto the base of the model. This was placed in the tomb to ensure an unlimited supply of linen in the Afterlife.
Beni Hasan
BH 575
Middle Kingdom
Liverpool Museum, Liverpool
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.
References (Bibliography)
Bienkowski-Tooley-1995 , Fig 58
BreastedJnr-1948 , III-4-2-C 4.
Garstang-1907a , Fig. 131.
Roth-1913 , fig. 10, p. II
Tooley-1989 , p. 45, Ill. 48:2
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