Model Type
offering bearer
Garstang Inventory: vi. Standing female figure.
Tooley-1989 p.46, 211: Tomb BH723 of Sbk-Htpi (Garstang 1904 b , 223; 1907 a , 237) contained another intact burial consisting of a combined baker-brewer-butcher (BM 41576. 1907 a , 237), a granary (BM 41573. 1907 a , 237), an offering bearer (Edin. 1953.128. 1907 a , 237) and 2 boats (BM 41574-5. 1907a, 237; Glanville 1972, 22-7, IVb, Va-b)
[p.211] Tomb BH723 of Sbk-htpi. Edin. 1953.128 (plate 49: 1). Dimensions unknown. Female figure with feet together, entirely naked but wrapped in a strip of linen. The legs are differentiated by a wide groove, the small breasts are pointed. No base provided. The hair is long and modelled at back and front. On the head is a trapezoid basket supported by the straight left arm. The pendant right hand holds a pair of birds by the wings. The large oval face has a small nose, pursed mouth and painted eyes outlined in black with long cosmetic lines and straight brows (Garstang 1904 b , 223; 1907 a , 237. SAOS neg. B455). Dated late 11 dyn. (p. 46).
Beni Hasan
BH 723
Late 11th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 46
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
Accession number
Breasted Classification
IV-1-3 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.
References (Bibliography)
Garstang-1907a , Inventory pp. 211-243
Tooley-1989 , pp. 46,211, Ill. 49:1
Museum Online Record Card
Links to Images and Other Refs


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