Model Type
offering bearer
Breasted: 2. Berlin Museum, 13 (Pl. 61b). Wears a long coloured skirt reaching to above ankles, supported by two straps, one over each shoulder; its design is made up of alternate rows of blue, green, red scale-shaped pieces sewed on. On her feet are White sandals. Her bracelets and anklets are decorated with rectangular green and blue design. A coloured band at about the level of the cars holds together the headdress, which falls well below the shoulders in front and in back. The right hand holds a tall, slim jar with a cover, while the left hand is raised to steady the 'head load. A mirror case complete with mirror, the handle of which protrudes vertically from the case, hangs from the left shoulder. The top of the basket or box has painted on it the following: an ox leg, calf's head, two pieces of red meat, variously formed loaves of bread, bunch of blue grapes, a green cucumber, a melon, and another small fruit. Three sides of the box are inscribed.
From Deir el Bahari, tomb of Mentuhotp. Base: 34 cm. x 13 cm. x 7 cm.; height 77 cm.
Position in tomb: between bow of rowing boat and stern of sail boat.
Steindorg, Grabfunde, I, p. 40, and Pl. XI, 1, 3,4, and 5. Jaquier, Frises d'Objets, p. 135, and fig. 365. Berlin, Ausf. Verz., pp. 98-100, fig. 19; Aeg. u. Vorderas. Altert., Pl. 14.
Deir el-Bahri
Pit Passalacqua
Ägyptisches Museum, Berlin
Accession number
Breasted Classification
IV-1-3-E 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. - Twelfth dynasty.
Tooley: lost or present location unknown
Base 34 cm x 13 cm x 7 cm Height 77 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , IV-1-3-E 2, Pl. 61b
Jequier-1921 , p. 135, and fig. 365
StaatlichteMuseenBerlin-1899 , pp. 98-100, fig. 19
Steindorff-1896 , p. 40, and Pl. XI, 1, 3,4, and 5
Tooley-1989 , pp. 63,193,228,245
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