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Model of a female offering bearer

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This wooden model figure depicts a female offering bearer standing with legs together, feet slightly apart, with a basket on her head. The arms are carved as separate components and are still articulated with the body. The left arm is raised to balance the basket. A rectangular wooden base has...

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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

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

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 37.4 cm (14 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.881

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Models