Model of a female offering bearer

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


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

Dimensions

Width x height x depth: 8 x 41 x 14 cm (3 1/8 x 16 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.882

Medium or Technique

Wood

On View

Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Gallery (Gallery 119)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment

Nude female offering bearer standing with feet together and balancing a basket on her head with her left hand. The body is carved from a single piece of wood with the arms and basket added. The feet are 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