Statuette of female offering bearer
First Intermediate Period or Middle Kingdom, Dyn
Findspot: Egypt, Asyut, Tomb of 6
Height: 66 cm (26 in.)
Medium or Technique
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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.
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.
Emily Esther Sears Fund