Model Type
offering bearer
Description
MFA website:
This wooden model figure depicts a female offering bearer carrying a basket on her head. The arms are carved as separate components and are still articulated with the body. The left arm is raised to balance the basket, while the right arm is down at her side. She stands on a rectangular wooden base. The ends of the legs have been carved as pegs for attachment to the base. The skin is painted a dark yellow, and she wears a long, white dress. She also wears a short, black wig. The eyes are detailed in white and black. A black line pattern has been applied to the basket. The base retains traces of white paint.
Site
el-Bersheh
Tomb
10A
Burial
Djehutinakht
Date
late 11-early 12 dyn
Ref. for dating
Freed-etal-2009, App. B
Museum
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Accession number
21.884
Material
wood
References (Bibliography)
Freed-etal-2009 , Fig 114, pp 144-158
Tooley-1989 , pp. 40, 206, 232
Museum Online Record Card
URL: http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/model-of-a-female-offering-bearer-143958
Links to Images and Other Refs


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