Model Type
male porter
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 first group is characterised by the fine carving of the heads, in particular the faces, cheek bones, brow bones, noses, well defined eyes, mouths and high quality finishing (CG 236 CG 240, CG 241, CG 243, CG 244, CG 245, CG 246, CG 248)
Tooley-1989 p. 184: Tomb A1. CG 241. H.36 cms. Male porter in walking pose, wearing a short kilt and court wig. On the back is a satchel supported by a strap passing round the neck and the bent left arm. In the crook of the bent right arm is a wicker box (Borchardt 1911, 157, bl.51). Details of the face and leg musculature places this figure in group 1.
GlobalEgMus: The Servant of Niankh-Pepi
This small, wooden standing statue is a unique masterpiece of art, which portrays a porter advancing and carrying a basket on his back. The basket is decorated and fitted with a support used when resting it on the ground. The two white straps are used to hold it over the servant's shoulders and around his arms. His right hand holds a wicker container decorated with geometric patterns.
Height= 36.4 (cm) Width= 7.7 (cm) Length= 17.7 (cm)
Tomb A1
Ny-ankh-pepi Kem
Post 6th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 12
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 30810
CG 241
Height 36.4 cm Width 7.7 cm Length 17.7 cm
References (Bibliography)
Borchardt-1930 , Vol III, pp. 155-163, pl. 49-55
Tooley-1989 , pp. 11,12,184
Museum Online Record Card
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