Statue of a female offering bearer

Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11
2140–1991 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Thebes, Deir el-Bahari, Temple of Mentuhotep


Height x width x depth: 86.3 x 28.5 x 21 cm (34 x 11 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Painted wood

Not On View


The Ancient World



Painted wood statue of a female offering bearer. The basket on top of her head is gone. The offering she carries in her hand is also gone. She is striding forward wearing a green dress and green bracelets. She is wearing a black wig. The eyes and eyebrows are painted in black. Much restoration has been done to the piece.


From Thebes, Deir el-Bahri, the Temple of Mentuhotep. 1905: Excavated by Edouard Naville for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1905)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription