Model Type
baking / 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 Maidservant Baking Bread
The painted statuette depicts a maidservant baking bread, which was one of the activities of daily life within the household of a high official. Wearing a white kilt, the woman is shown seated on the ground holding a stick in her right hand. She pokes the fire in the oven in front of her with the stick to keep it hot enough to bake the bread. Tomb wall scenes also show servants seated near an oven. They hold their right hands in front of their faces to protect themselves from the heat of the fire.
Height= 22 (cm) Length= 28 (cm)
Tomb A1
Ny-ankh-pepi Kem
6th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 12
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 30818
CG 247
Height 22 cm Length 28 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: 1463