Model Type
offering bearer
Breasted: 17. Paris, Louvre, E 610 [now: E 10781] (Pl. 59b, 60). This figure is considerably later in time than those from the tomb of Nakhti. Its delicacy of modelling puts it roughly contemporary to Nos. 15 and 16. But it differs in one detail from them: the right hand holds a libation vase instead of the usual bird. On top of the basket, balanced on the head by the raised left arm, lies a model quarter of beef. The modelling is extremely subtle.
From Asyut. Height: 104 cm. Boreux, Guide, 11, Pl. LX, right, facing p. 449, and p. 446; Encyclopedie Photographique de L' Art, 1, pp. 48-49.
Tooley-1989 p.202: Asyut? Louvre E10781 (E610). H.108.5 cms. Female offering-bearer in walking pose wearing a 2-strap dress ornamented with a black, green and red scale design. The green hair is court style. On the head is a trapezoid basket with convex sides and a leg of beef placed on top. It is supported by the left arm bent sharply at the elbow. The right arm is bent in front of the body, the hand holding a green hs-vase.

Louvre website: dim: H. 1.08 m; W. 0.14 m; L. 0.32 m. Date: early 12 dyn. Mat: ficus wood
Acquired from the dealer Mihran Sivadjian.

Early 12th Dyn.
Ref. for dating
Louvre website
Musée du Louvre, Paris
Accession number
E 10781
Breasted Classification
IV-1-3-D 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. - Eleventh dynasty.
was E 610
Height 108 cm Width 14 cm Length 32 cm
References (Bibliography)
Boreux-1932 , Pl. LX, right, facing p. 449, and p. 446
BreastedJnr-1948 , IV-1-3-D 17, Pl. 59b, 60
Ranke-1936 , Pl. 79
Tooley-1989 , pp. 202, 228
Vigneau-1935 , pp. 48-49
Museum Online Record Card
Links to Images and Other Refs



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