Model Type
hoeing / 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] ... a man with a hoe in his hand ready to break the ground (CG 249. H.29 cms. Borchardt 1911, 161, bl. 54; Breasted 1948, 6; Stevenson-Smith 1949, 101; Vandier 1978, 6-7 seen in the corpus for the first time),
GlobalEgMus --Statuette of a Man Hoeing
The painted wooden statuette shows a tall, slender man wearing a short kilt hoeing a muddy field. His feet sink realistically into the mud. His skin is depicted as reddish brown because he would have worked outdoors under the heat of the sun. Models of field activities are rare because of the difficulty in depicting outdoor work on a small scale.
Height= 29 (cm) Length= 26.5 (cm)
Tomb A1
Ny-ankh-pepi Kem
6th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 12
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 30822
= CG 249
Height 29 cm Length 26.5 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: 246