Model Type
cooking / female figure
Tooley-1989 pp. 11-12:
One of the largest pre-MK groups of models was located in a floor niche in tomb A1 of ny-anx-ppy-km at Meir ... The servant models may be divided into 2 groups by their distinct workmanship, each group forming a set, evidently the work of 2 separate craftsmen. ...The second group, whilst closely resembling the first set are less accomplished and less finely finished (CG 237, CG 238, CG 239, CG 242, CG 247, CG 249, CG 250, CG 251, CG 252, CG 253). ... the difference in quality is the result of different hands and not importance of particular activities. These models, entirely of wood, are predominantly single figures, occasionally pairs, rarely a group of 3. The activities depicted [include] ... stoking an oven (CG 238, CG 243, CG 247),
GlobalEgMus --Statuette of a Woman Seated Before an Oven
This wooden model shows a woman seated on the ground in front of an oven that is formed of four red disks in imitation of pottery, with which ovens were probably built. Using a long stick held in her right hand, the woman is poking the fire to keep it going. She bends her left forearm up to protect her face from the heat.
Length= 30.5 (cm)
Tomb A1
Ny-ankh-pepi Kem
6th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 12
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 30820
= CG 238
Length 30.5 cm
References (Bibliography)
Borchardt-1930 , Vol III, pp. 155-163, pl. 49-55
Tooley-1989 , pp. 11,12
Museum Online Record Card
Links to Images and Other Refs



internal ID: 1456