|Period:||Egypt, 1st Intermediate Period, 1st Intermediate Period|
|Dating:||2175 BC2061 BC|
|Origin:||Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes|
|Physical:||34.5cm. (13.5 in.) - 400 g. (14.1 oz.)|
Links to other views:
⇒ Larger View
⇒ Right Profile
if scripting is off, click the ⇒ instead.
Links to others from 1st Intermediate Period
Wooden cobra with solar disc
Links to others of type Statuette
Bronze of Eros, Ptolemaic, 200-100 BC
Bronze statuette of Aphrodite, Ptolemaic
This large wooden statuette depicts an offering bearer with his arms at his sides and a basket balanced on his head. The feet are sculpted rather than painted on the pedestal. This offering bearer was probably not alone, but part of a procession scene in the tomb. First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 10-11, 2175-2061 BC.|
Processions of men and women bringing gifts are common in First Intermediate Period and Middle Kingdom tombs (DAuria et al. 1992:115).
Bibliography (for this item)
DAuria, Sue, Peter Lacovara, and Catharine H. Roehrig
1992 Mummies & Magic. The Funerary Arts of Ancient Egypt (Reprinted with changes by the Dallas Museum of Arts, from the 1988 Boston edition). Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. (115)
Khalil, Hassan M.
1976 Preliminary Studies on the Sanusret Collection. Manuscript, Musée lEgypte et le Monde Antique, Monaco-Ville, Monaco. ((II) 209-217)