Model of a female offering bearer

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 – early Dynasty
2010–1961 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)

Dimensions

Width x height x depth: 6.7 x 35 x 9 cm (2 5/8 x 13 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.484

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

Female offering bearer standing with feet together and balancing a basket on her head with her left hand. She wears a white sheath dress with one shoulder strap. The body is carved of one piece of wood with the arms and basket added. The feet were molded from plaster.

Provenance

From Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, shaft A (tomb of Djehutynakht). May 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 1, 1921)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition