Model Type
file of offering bearers
Breasted: 2. Copenhagen, Glyptothèque Ny Carlsberg, A 524 (Pl. 52 a). Two women with left foot forward carrying on their heads rectangular baskets steadied with the left hand from in front, and in one case holding in the right hand a bird by the wings. The rear figure also held an object in the right hand, but it is now lost.
From Sakkara, tomb of Gemniemhet. Ninth dynasty. Stood at one end of coffin. Height: 33.5 cm. Firth-Gunn, Teti Pyramid Cemeteries, I, p. 53, II, Pl. 29, B; Mogensen, op. cit., Pl. LXVII, text p. 69. A 524 is from old catalogue (see Jorgensen)
Mogensen p. 69
Tooley-1989 (p. 223): A pair of female figures walking in single file wearing 2-strap dresses and long hair which reveals unmodelled ears. The bodies are sensitively modelled indicating the legs, pubis, navel and small breasts. On the heads are trapezoid baskets with basketry marked and projecting bases, supported by the left arms bent at the elbow, holding them from the front. The front figure holds a duck by the wings in the right hand (the rear's is missing). The long oval faces have pointed chins, long noses, small mouths, carved eyes with curved brow bones (Firth 1926a, 53, pl. 29:B; Mogensen 1930, 220, LXVII; Breasted 1948, 62, pl. 52a).
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
Accession number
Breasted Classification
IV-1-3-C 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. - Intermediate period.
Height 33.5 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , IV-1-3-C 2, Pl. 52a
Firth-Gunn-1926a , I p. 53, II, Pl. 29B
Jorgensen-2002 , pp. 78-9, Ill p. 79, Cat Num 19
Mogensen-1930 , Pl. LXVII, text p. 69
Tooley-1989 , pp. 57,223,237, Ill. 61
Museum Online Record Card
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