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Statuette of female offering bearer

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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.

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

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

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Height: 66 cm (26 in.)

Accession Number

04.1774

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

The Ancient World

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