Model Type
male figure / servant
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] ... cleaning the interior of beer jars (CG 244, CG 251),
GlobalEgMus: Wooden Statuette of a Man Coating Jars with Clay
The painted model shows a common household activity. A man seated on the ground is holding a jar and coating the inside with clay. This important activity filled any holes in the jar and kept the liquid from leaking out. Ten other jars and a large vessel are also on the long rectangular pedestal. The jars had triangular lids.
Height= 22 (cm) Length= 40 (cm)
Tomb A1
Ny-ankh-pepi Kem
6th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 12
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 30817
= CG 251
Height 22 cm Length 40 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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