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Model of a female offering bearer

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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

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

Object Place for Label

Object Place

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tomb equipment