Statuette of female offering bearer

Egyptian
First Intermediate Period or Middle Kingdom, Dyn
2140–1991 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Asyut, Tomb of 6

Dimensions

Height: 66 cm (26 in.)

Accession Number

04.1774

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models

This wooden figurine portrays a female offering bearer striding forward, carrying a basket on her head and two birds in her right hand. The arms and feet are made of separate pieces of wood and attached to the body with dowels.

Provenance

From Asyut, Tomb 6. 1903: excavated by Emile Gaston Chassinat and Charles Palanque for the Institut francais d'archeologie orientale, Cairo; 1904: purchased for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund