Model Type
cooking / 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] ... roasting a spitted duck over a hearth (CG 242, CG 245),
GlobalEgMus --Statuette of Man Roasting a Goose
The statuette shows a servant wearing a short white kilt seated on the ground holding a stick in his left hand. A red dish filled with charcoal is in front of him. He is probably roasting a goose, which is now missing. Cooking was depicted in stone and wooden sculpture as well as in wall decorations to secure a continuous food supply for the deceased in the afterlife.
Height= 28.5 (cm)
Tomb A1
Ny-ankh-pepi Kem
6th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 12
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 30824
= CG 242
Height 28.5 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: 244