Model Type
offering bearer
Breasted-1948: 7. Manchester Museum, 4734. Figure balances basket on head with right hand; basket is somewhat more flaring than usual. Left hand holds vase. Body covered with piece of linen from left shoulder to right hip. Skirt has same yellow colour as skin. Base inscribed.

From Rifa, tomb of Nekhteankh. Base: 16.8 cm. x 5.4 cm.; height: 34.7 cm. Petrie, Gizeh and Rifeh, Pl. X, E, left-hand figure, text, p. 12; Murray, Tomb of Two Brothers, pp. 16-17, Pl. 21, 5.


Tooley-1989 (p. 197) : Tomb of the Two Brothers. Man. 4734. H.34.7 cms. Female figure with feet together wearing a long yellow dress covered by a linen strip. The hair is long, parted in the centre and has a crescent on the forehead. On the head 1S a trapezoid basket, the basketry indicated in black and yellow lines on a brown ground. Food offerings such as loaves are modelled on top and painted white. It is supported by the right arm bent at the elbow.

Murray-1910, p. 16-7 : The two figures of girls carrying offerings stood on the floor of the tomb side by side, facing the entrance, one boat was between them and the wall of the tomb, and the other boat behind them. The larger figure is painted yellow, the hair and eyes black, the garment is the same colour as the flesh. On her head she carries a basket filled with offerings which she steadies with her right hand ; in her outstretched left hand is a vase. The basket is painted light brown, the effect of basket-work being given by lines af black paint, the offerings are carved in relief and painted white, the vase is coloured red. Round the upper part of the figure from the left shoulder to the right hip is a piece of linen. The rectangular base on which the figure stands is of wood painted black, with two vertical lines of hieroglyphs in white in front of the feet.

1. The worthy one, the provisioner (?)

2. Ar (?) born of Henten, true of voice.

Dimensions : Height, 34.7 cm. Rase, 16.8 X 5.4 cm

Two Brothers - Nekht-Ankh and Khnum-Nekht
Nekht-Ankh and Khnum-Nekht
Middle Kingdom - 12th Dyn.
Manchester Museum, Manchester
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.
Base 16.8 cm x 5.4 cm Height 34.7 cm
References (Bibliography)
BreastedJnr-1948 , IV-1-3-E 7.
Murray-1910 , pp 16-17 Pl. 21 - left-hand servant figure
Petrie-1907 , Pl. X, E, left-hand figure, text, p. 12
Tooley-1989 , pp. 64,197,245
Museum Online Record Card
Links to Images and Other Refs


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