Model Type
Breasted: 1. Cairo Museum, Ent. 44419. Harpist seated on his haunches, left knee raised, right knee bent and on ground. Harp is held against left shoulder. Left hand is higher on strings than right. Head leans and turns definitely to right so as to see around harp; right shoulder is lower than left. There is a slight bend in the spinal column toward the right; frontality has here been abandoned. The eyes are open and the pupils are both indicated. Colours: skin, brownish yellow; hair, black and skirt, white; harp, brownish yellow with red, black and white markings; strings, red; base, red; red dashes under upper edge of skirt to indicate puckering due to pull of drawstring.
From Sheikh Farag (northernmost cemetery at Naga ed-Dêr ), tomb 132. White limestone. Height: 18 cm. JEA, VI, 1920, pp. 117-118, Pl. XIV, XV, 1, 2, 3 and 4. Workmanship mediocre.
Sheikh Farag
SF 132
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 44419
Breasted Classification
VI-1-3 ENTERTAINMENT - Musicians and Singers. - Eleventh dynasty. Wooden models of musicians and singers.
Height 18 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , VI-1-3 1.
Reisner-1920 , Pl. XIV, XV, 1, 2, 3 and 4
Tooley-1999 , Fig 62
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