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Model of five female offering bearers

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This wooden tomb model depicts female offering bearers provided with a roughly rectangular wooden base. The skin of the figure is painted yellow. They wear white dresses and black wigs with various hairstyles. The dresses have a strap over the left shoulder. Eyes are detailed in black and white....

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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

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Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.888

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

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