Servant carrying offerings, 2180-1900 BC

Servant carrying offerings, 2180-1900 BC
Period:Egypt, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11
Dating:2180 BC–1991 BC
Origin:Egypt, Upper Egypt
Material:Wood (undetermined)
Physical:36.9cm. (14.4 in.) - 490 g. (17.3 oz.)

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Servant carrying offerings, 2134-1991 BC
Stone seal of King Mentuhetep II, Dyn. 11
Wood statuette of Horus stiding, Dyn. 11
  This large wooden statuette portrays a servant carrying offerings for the deceased. Her hair is trimmed just below the ears. Her right arm, raised to steady the load on her head, enhances her bare-breasted figure. She holds in her left hand a leach, zigzagging as snake and attached to a small horned goat. A simple drawstring just under her breast holds her straight linen skirt. Following tradition, she is shown walking with her left foot first. The style of the sculpture and the attire of the servant indicates that she lived any time from the First Intermediate Period to the the end of Dynasty 11 (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) 249-251)

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