Model Type
offering bearer
Breasted: 6. Cairo Museum. Linen cloth around waist and hips; holds two birds in right hand.
From Beni Hasan, tomb of Thaui (No. 186). Height: 48 cm. Found on eastern side of coffin in narrow space against wall. Garstang, op. cit., fig. 77, left, p. 87.
Garstang Inventory: x. Model of girl (basket on bead and two birds in hand).
Tooley-1989 p. 213: Tomb BH186 of T3wy. JE 43295. H.47.9 cms (plate 52 left). Female figure with feet together, entirely naked but covered by a strip of linen. The long hair is modelled and parted in the centre. On the head is a tall trapezoid basket supported by the left arm bent at the elbow, the hand closing over the top of it. In the pendant right hand a pair of birds are held by the wings. The round face has a wedge nose, wide slit mouth and crude painted eyes (Garstang 1904b, 221; 1907a, 87-8, fig. 77 left; Breasted 1948, 65. SAOS neg. B423)
Beni Hasan
BH 186
11th Dyn. to Amenemhat II
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 46
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 43295
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 48 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , IV-1-3-E 6.
Garstang-1907a , Fig. 77
Garstang-1907a , pp. 87-8
Tooley-1989 , Ill. 52:
Tooley-1989 , pp. 46,210,213
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