Model Type
baking / male 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] ... making dough into cakes (CG 240, CG 252),
GlobalEgMus --Statuette of a Man Kneading Dough
This painted model portrays the breadmaking process. A kneeling man wearing a short white kilt holds a lump of dough in his left hand. He kneads enough dough for one flat loaf of bread on the floured surface of the breadboard on the ground in front of him. The dough is left to ferment in the sun before being placed in the oven for baking. The fermentation helps to make thick and healthy loaves of bread.
Length= 30 (cm)
Tomb A1
Ny-ankh-pepi Kem
6th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 12
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 30813
CG 252
Length 30 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



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