Servant carrying offerings, 2134-1991 BC

Servant carrying offerings, 2134-1991 BC
Period:Egypt, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11
Dating:2134 BC–1991 BC
Origin:Egypt, Upper Egypt
Material:Wood (undetermined)
Physical:32cm. (12.5 in.) - 366 g. (12.9 oz.)

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Servant carrying offerings, 2180-1900 BC
Stone seal of King Mentuhetep II, Dyn. 11
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Servant carrying offerings, 2180-1900 BC
  This large wooden statuette portrays a servant carrying offerings for the deceased. Her hair trimmed just below the ears, she is adorned with a large three-course necklace and bracelets on her left arm. Her right arm raised to steady the load on her head further enhances her bare-breasted figure. A simple drawstring holds her straight linen skirt. Her feet were not sculpted, but rather painted on the pedestal, which is typical of wooden sculptures of this period. The style of the sculpture and the attire of the servant indicate that she lived any time from the First Intermediate Period to the the first half of Dynasty 12 (Middle Kingdom).

Bibliography (for this item)

Bard, Kathryn A., and Steven B. Shubert
1999 Encyclopedia of the Archeology of Ancient Egypt. Routledge, London, United Kingdom.

Khalil, Hassan M.
1976 Preliminary Studies on the Sanusret Collection. Manuscript, Musée l’Egypte et le Monde Antique, Monaco-Ville, Monaco. ((I) 255-257)

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