Model Type
female acrobat
Tooley-1989 pp. 11-12:
One of the largest pre-MK groups of models was located in a floor niche in tomb A1 of ny-anx-ppy-km at Meir ... The servant models may be divided into 2 groups by their distinct workmanship, each group forming a set, evidently the work of 2 separate craftsmen. ...The first group is characterised by the fine carving of the heads, in particular the faces, cheek bones, brow bones, noses, well defined eyes, mouths and high quality finishing (CG 236 CG 248, CG 241, CG 243, CG 244, CG 245, CG 246, CG 248). ... the difference in quality is the result of different hands and not importance of particular activities. These models, entirely of wood, are predominantly single figures, occasionally pairs, rarely a group of 3. The activities depicted [include] ... a naked dancing girl (CG 248)
GlobalEgMus --Statuette of a Young Dancer
The statuette is of a perfect nude figure, most probably a dancing girl. Her figure is gracefully modeled and the arms, which were carved separately and then attached to the shoulders, are now missing. Her wide eyes and eyebrows are painted black with a long cosmetic eyeline. The girl has very short black hair with a long braid ending in a heavy ball. These balls were usually shown hanging from the braids of child dancers. The girls would turn their heads rapidly while dancing and the ball hanging from the head would twirl around.
Height= 37 (cm)
Tomb A1
Ny-ankh-pepi Kem
6th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Tooley-1989 p. 12
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Accession number
JE 30809
CG 248
Height 37 cm
References (Bibliography)
Borchardt-1930 , Vol III, pp. 155-163, pl. 49-55
Tooley-1989 , p. 11-12
Museum Online Record Card
Links to Images and Other Refs



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