Model Type
combination: offering bearer / brewing
Tooley-1989 (p.185):
Tomb 274 of Mry-ra-xa-St.f BM 55728. H.31.5 cms (plate 33: 2). Integral to a brewing model is a female offering-bearer in walking pose wearing a dress with V neckline, long black hair swept behind the shoulders and tucked behind the ears. The head load is missing, the left arm raised to support it bent at the elbow, the hand held straight up. The pendant right hand holds the legs of a goose with curved neck (Petrie 1924a, 2, XI:5; Breasted 1948, 34). The face has large painted eyes outlined in black without cosmetic line. The brows are curved. Dated post 6 dyn. (p. 11).
Tooley-1989 (p.10-11): At Sedment the rock-cut tomb 274 of mry-ra-xa-St.f was found intact (Petrie 1924a, 2, LXXXI:9). During the clearing of the main shaft at a depth of 10 feet a group of wooden models were discovered ranged neatly in the south-eastern corner facing north (1924a, 2, XI:3). The most imposing statuettes were 3 of the tomb owner [...] In front of the kA-figures were 3 rough planks on which were scenes representing 3 bakers making cakes and bread (BM 55730. L.42.5 x W.17.5 cms. 1924a, 2, XI:6; Breasted 1948, 29), 3 brewers making beer mash with an offering-bearer (plate 3:1) on the same base (BM 55728. L.42.4 x W.12.1 cms. 1924a, 2, XI:5; Breasted 1948, 34) and 3 cooks preparing meats and cooking them in an oven (BM 55729. L.61 x W. 11.9 cms. 1924a, 2, XI:4; Breasted 1948, 45).
Post 6th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 11
British Museum, London
Accession number
Height 31.5 cm
References (Bibliography)
Petrie-etal-1924 , p.3, Pl. XI
Tooley-1989 , pp. 11,i 185, Ill. 3:1, 33:2
Museum Online Record Card
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