Model Type
male offering bearer
Wijngaarten-1938, p. 100

[Description of Plates ] 16 and 17.

Wooden statue of a servant.

This man is shown standing, with the left leg forward, dressed in a white colored apron; on the head he wears the short wig. The color of the body is reddish brown; that of the wig and eyebrows is black. Three small holes, one on the back, another on the right shoulder, a third in the right elbow, indicate that he probably wore a bag, which was attached to the body with wooden pins, but has now been lost.

The left hand, hanging straight down, was holding an object, which is now missing. The left foot is broken off, as is the right forearm; the right hand probably held the bag. The original base has been lost. This statue is of the same type as the fine statue from Meir, which is kept in the museum in Cairo, and which still has a bag on the back and a wooden box on the chest.

(L. Borchardt, Zeitschr. f. aeg. Spr., Bd. XXXV, S. 121, No. 241).

Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden
Accession number
Breasted Classification
IV-1-2 SERVANTS CARRYING SUPPLIES FOR DECEASED, AND FUNERAL SCENES - Servants Carrying Supplies for Deceased. - Men servants singly, or in rows of two or more, bring supplies for deceased.
Height 36 cm.
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , p. 59, Pl. 53b
Wijngaarden-1938 , p. 96, Pls. 16,17
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