Model Type
offering bearer
Tooley-1989 pp. 196-7:
Unprovenanced purchase 1895. CG 496. H.38 cms (plate 39: 2). Female figure with feet together, entirely naked. The skin tone is yellowbrown. The body modelling reveals a slender physique with high hip bones, narrow shortened torso and elongated right forearm. The depression of the navel and small breasts are delicately rendered. The pubis is stippled black and the vulva marked. Across the torso is a double red and black bead string from the left shoulder. Around the neck is a string with a bulla bead pendant. Bracelets are also worn. The hair is short and full bottomed at the front, with deep striations across the head with a wide parting. At the back it falls into 4 sections. On the head is a tall trapezoid basket with lid supported by the straight left arm, the hand closing over the top. The right arm is bent in front of the body, the pierced hand empty (Borchardt 1925, 69-70, pl.84; Breasted 1948, 66). Similarities in the pose and particularly the slanting eyes suggest that this model came originally from Akhmim.
Mid to late 12th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 196
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
CG 496
Breasted Classification
IV-1-3-F SERVANTS CARRYING SUPPLIES FOR DECEASED, AND FUNERAL SCENES - Servants Carrying Supplies for Deceased. - Women servants singly, or in rows of two or more, bring supplies for deceased. - Middle Kingdom.
Catalogue Général (CG)
Height 38 cm
References (Bibliography)
Borchardt-1925 , Vol II, pp. 69-70 , Pl. 84
BreastedJnr-1948 , IV-1-3-F 6
Tooley-1989 , p. 196,229, Ill. 39:2
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