Breasted - 2. Paris, Musee Guimet, Eg 3070 (Pl. 55b). Lower part of basket on her head is pyramidal, the upper part square. Provenance unknown. Early Middle Kingdom. Height. 47.5 cm.|
Tooley-1989 p.208: Tomb C of pAxt-m-HAt. Louvre E20575. H.47.5 cms. Female figure in walking pose wearing a 2-strap dress and short full bottomed hair. On the head is a wide, shallow basket supported by the left arm, slightly bent at the elbow. In the pendant right hand is a small bird. The crude face has a wedge nose, slit mouth and large painted eyes with straight brows (Gayet 1902, 45, XIX; Breasted 1948, 63, p1.55b). Dated early 11 dyn. (p. 43).
Gayett (1902) p. 45Nearby there were some statuettes representing the servants of the tomb domain. The figurine of the fields of the funeral domain, a basket on the head, a bird in the hand (Pl. XIX); that of a slave, draped in a cloth coat. The rest was too worm-eaten to be specified. A varnished bronze mirror was in the hands of the dead woman. Bedside tables and sandals, for the way to the afterlife, completed this furniture.
|Ref. for dating|
|Tooley-1989 p. 43|
|Musée du Louvre, Paris|
|IV-1-3-D 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. - Eleventh dynasty.|
|previously (pre 1946) was Musee Guimet AccNo: Eg 3070|
|Height 47.5 cm|
|BreastedJnr-1948 , IV-1-3-D 2, Pl. 55b|
|Gayet-1902 , pp. 44-45 Pl XIX|
|Tooley-1989 , pp. 43, 208|
|Museum Online Record Card|
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internal ID: 1039